LCA of Forest Chips Versus Diesel Boilers in the Mediterranean Region

B. Esteban, G. Baquero, R. Puig, J-R. Riba & A. Rius
Obtaining energy from forest chips is a technology widely used in many regions. There are currently many studies and applications on the use of forest biomass [1,2], mainly promoted by policies aimed to reduce greenhouse gases. The forests of the Mediterranean area are characterized by a mountain relief. This orography makes difficult the selective biomass extraction from the forest. Thus, the biomass is accumulated in the forest and becomes a serious danger for wildfires. Forest...