Forestry residues

Is the biomass that comes from forestry laborus (pruning, forest clearing and cleaning or old tree felling). The Spanish forest map contains more than 500 different species, classified into 19 familys. For taking into account the variability in the forest productivity the Paterson index for potential forest productity has been used.


The energy potential from forestry residues is obtained and economically assessed. The CO2 emission reduction is also calculated.

Forestry map in Aragón end Cataluña.


The energy potential and the production cost for forestry residues is reported. The installed power is also calculated as well as the needed area to achieve a specified energy production. Highest potential sites are located. Production plant location is optimized.

Energy potential from forestry residues in Aragón and Cataluña.