Energy and Environmental Assesment of Electricity Production from Winter Cereals Biomass Harvested in Two Locations of Northern Spain

C. Martín, E. Maletta, P. Ciria, A.M. Santos, M.A. Del Val, P. Pérez, Y. González, P Lerga & J.E. Carrasco
The 2009/28/EC Renewable Energy Directive (RED), established a sustainability criteria for biofuels in the EU-27 and stated a minimum greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions saving to be achieved compared to the fossil fuel replaced (35% until 2017, 50% during 2017, and 65% after January 1st of 2018). Several studies suggest that lignocellulosic energy crops may have a better performance compared to liquid biofuels when assessing GHG emissions. Nevertheless, most research on RED compliance usually focuses on...