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Energy consumption and equivalent emission of CO2 at wood pellets production in Serbia

The paper is analysing 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 as follows: 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 (NCV) 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]
PAPER REVISED: 2017-03-22
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2017-03-22
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