The introduction and expansion of biomass use in Swedish district heating systems
2016 (English)In: Biomass and Bioenergy, ISSN 0961-9534, E-ISSN 1873-2909, Vol. 94, 57-65 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
District heating satisfies about 60% of the heat demand in Swedish buildings. Today, more than two thirds of the heat supply to the district heating systems is based on biomass and waste, and biomass alone accounts for about half of the heat supply. The purpose of this paper is to present the Swedish experiences of introducing and expanding the use of biomass in the district heating systems and to identify the main drivers behind this development. Our five research questions and the corresponding conclusions consider the driving forces from energy policy tools and local initiatives, the biomass prices, the established infrastructures in forestry and district heating, the technology paths for biomass conversion, and finally the future challenge of competing uses of biomass. © 2016 The Authors
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kidlington: Pergamon Press, 2016. Vol. 94, 57-65 p.
Biomass, District heating, Sweden, CHP, Forest industry, Carbon dioxide
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31999DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.08.011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84984830205OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-31999DiVA: diva2:969026