The Use and Availability of Forest Fuel in Regional Level

A. Karhunen, M. Laihanen & T. Ranta
The aim of this study was to introduce a method for analyzing the availability and demand of forest fuel in local and regional level. It is estimated that forest biomass could be the main source of bioenergy in Finland when meeting the national target: 38 % renewable from total energy consumption by 2020. In regional and local level it is usually possible to increase the use of forest biomass e.g. in district heating and in...