Start date:01.11.2002
End date:01.05.2004
Budget:€ 238,688

Energy Forests

Energy forest development on areas in Central-Eastern Europe, where agricultural production is uneconomical - An assessment study

The Energy Forest study focused on the prospects of developing biomass on unproductive agricultural lands, utilizing historical data-series analysis. A land classification methodology was constructed; then the most appropriate types of biomass dependent upon each land category were explained. The next step included an assessment of the socio-economic and environmental effects of such energy forest developments. Finally, an outline of theoretical decision support system for assisting with rational decision making and land management was prepared.