Switching to efficient technologies in traditional biomass intensive countries: The resultant change in emissions

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dc.contributor.author Cutz Ijchajchal, Luis Leonardo
dc.contributor.author Masera, O.
dc.contributor.author Santana Santana, Domingo José
dc.contributor.author Faaij, A. P. C.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-09T10:31:22Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-09T10:31:22Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Cutz, L., Masera, O., Santana, D. & Faaij, A. P. C. (2017). Switching to efficient technologies in traditional biomass intensive countries: The resultant change in emissions. Energy, 126, pp. 513–526.
dc.identifier.issn 0360-5442
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/32322
dc.description.abstract This paper aims to quantify the benefits of switching from a system dependent on traditional biomass to systems running on more efficient fuels and technologies. It is estimated that even when open fires burning fuelwood are replaced by improved cooking stoves (ICSs) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stoves, and biomass is processed in dedicated biomass power plants, a net reduction in CO2 emissions is still obtained. The ICS/LPG stove/biomass combustion power plant configuration could provide an average net reduction of 84 kg-C-e/tDM. Meanwhile, a net reduction of 105 kg-C-e/tDM could be obtained when implementing a ICS/LPG stove/biomass gasification power plant scheme. Main factors influencing the net reduction of CO2 emissions are technology efficiency and the fraction of non-renewable fuel wood use. The switch from traditional biomass to modern biomass in traditional biomass intensive countries must not only be done to reduce CO2 emissions but also to avoid indoor pollution and energy poverty. Health improvements should be more important than energy savings. Results also indicate that the use of modern biomass systems not only could provide a reduction of local environmental pollution, but also could boost the local economy by the creation of biomass infrastructures.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2017 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Traditional biomass
dc.subject.other Bioenergy
dc.subject.other Developing countries
dc.subject.other Co2 emissions
dc.title Switching to efficient technologies in traditional biomass intensive countries: The resultant change in emissions
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Energías Renovables
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.03.025
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 513
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 526
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Energy
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 126
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000020296
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