Economic Evaluation of Forest Biomass Production: A Scenario Assessment Based on Spatial Analysis Tool

S. Sacchelli & I. Bernetti
In this work a spatial analysis tool able to support decision-making processes related to agroenergy planning, was developed. The Decision Support (DS) model depicts total biomass availability from forest areas by the introduction of ecological and economical parameters. Potential trade-off between different forest energy chains was identified through scenario assessment and economic parameters calculation, in particular: i) net revenues of forest processes, ii) break even prices of wood fuels, and iii) price elasticity of bioenergy...