The research aims to evaluate the technical features and the performance of a large sample of biomass district heating plants (BDHP), mainly located in northern Italy and fuelled by wooden chips. These plants have determined the development of a local energy supply chain based on forest by-products, as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Main strength of the research is the representativeness of the sample (65 plants of different size and features) and the reliability of data collected. Despite the large range of variation of results, the following improvements and drivers can be defined: reduction of heat losses between heat generation and final users; optimization of the matching between heat demand and supply during the day and taking into account the winter or summer operative conditions, and, in a smart district heating framework, integration of: other renewable sources, cascade use of heat, cogeneration and district cooling (where needed).

Biomass district heating in Italy: results of a wide survey of operational conditions.

P. Caputo;G. Ferla;
2018

Abstract

The research aims to evaluate the technical features and the performance of a large sample of biomass district heating plants (BDHP), mainly located in northern Italy and fuelled by wooden chips. These plants have determined the development of a local energy supply chain based on forest by-products, as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Main strength of the research is the representativeness of the sample (65 plants of different size and features) and the reliability of data collected. Despite the large range of variation of results, the following improvements and drivers can be defined: reduction of heat losses between heat generation and final users; optimization of the matching between heat demand and supply during the day and taking into account the winter or summer operative conditions, and, in a smart district heating framework, integration of: other renewable sources, cascade use of heat, cogeneration and district cooling (where needed).
13th sdewes Conference Palermo 2018
Biomass to energy;
Thermal efficiency;
Cogeneration;
CO2 emissions;
Emission factors.
District heating in Italy;
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