Planning Future Biomass to Energy Facilities on a GIS Offer/Demand Basis: a Study for Tuscany, Italy

L. Nibbi, A. Tirinnanzi, S. Sacchelli, C. Ciampi & C. Fagarazzi
In Tuscany, the use of biomass as energy source is not a new issue. Firewood is a common energy vector in rural areas where it is used since it is strongly competitive in price in comparison with locally available fossil fuels. Furthermore, in the most recent years an exponential growth of biomass heating district and cogeneration plants took place. For these reasons, a proper planning of local investments in district heating and cogeneration plants is...