Identification of Best Practices Aimed at Favoring Social Acceptance of Solid Biomass Projects at Community Level

E. De Meo, A. Lopolito, M. Prosperi, G. Giannoccaro & R.A. Ciccone
Social acceptance is a relevant obstacle to the development of biomass energy plants, leading to a cost increase up to 30% of the investment. According to the literature, three types of acceptance are identified: i) sociopolitical, ii) market, iii) community. In particular, this last type of acceptance is at the basis of local movements opposing the realization of the investment, which is often referred with the so-called NIMBY syndrome. In the current paper, we challenge...