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The paper is analyzing wood pellets production from forest to end user, respectively, from breeding, protection, management, maintenance, and regeneration of forests to gate of end user in case of Serbia. Analysis includes all kind of input materials, energies, and equivalent emissions of CO2 in wood pellets production. The results obtained are: specific energy consumption (heat and electricity) was 2,419 kWh/tpellet, equivalent emission of CO2 was 293 kgCO2/tpellet and the relationship between the net calorific value of wood pellets and the total input energy for their production and transport (EROI) was 1.9. The results were compared with those in world factories and based on that certain conclusions and recommendations are given. Project of the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Grant no. 43007: Studying climate change and its influence on the environment: impacts, adaptation and mitigation]
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