The Sustainability Assessment of Biomass Plant and Biorefineries for Regional and National Policies

D. Marazza & A. Contin
This work has been committed by the Energy Department of the Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy) with the goal of improving the policies of the regional authority, addressing both the use of biomasses for energy production and a wider use in a biorefinery perspective. An assessment scheme and the related policies have been proposed. Seven criteria, eight indexes and two recommendations have been selected and elaborated in order to meet fifteen objectives. The criteria and indexes include...