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