Analysis of a Micro District Heating Network in a Piedmont Farm (Italy)

D. Coaloa, G. Facciotto & G. Nervo
A bioenergy chain, from short rotation coppice (SRC) to a micro district heating network, has been established in a farm. The biomass, from experimental short rotation coppice trials of poplar, willow, black locust and elm, feed an automated boiler system (200 kW). The economic assessment of the entire micro district heating network considers the production costs of wood chips and management of the boiler, the economic balance of the various production processes of the wood­energy...