Forest Biomass Resources for Industrial Energy Conversion in Portugal

C. Monteiro, L.A.C. Tarelho, M. Lopes, A. Monteiro, L. Machado, J. Amaral & C. Borrego
In recent years, pressures on global environment and energy security have led to an increasing demand on renewable energy sources, and diversification of world’s energy supply. Among these resources the biomass could exert an important role, since it is considered a renewable and CO2 neutral energy resource, and can potentially provide energy for heat, power and transport fuels. The option for biomass to energy has to be sustainable, that is, the level of biomass consumption...