Projects

Energy Forest

Title
Energy Forest
Ref./Contract no
ENK5-CT-2002-80647
Programme
FP5 - INCO
Duration
18 months
Coordinator
Geo-Montan- Hungary
Partners
GIG-Central Mining Institute, Poland
Geonard Ltd, Hungary
CRES-Centre for Renewable Energy Sources, Greece
VZ GLS-Vodni zdroje GLS Praha, Czech Republic
Summary

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.