IULIA MIRCEA, OANA FALUP, ROXANA IVAN, IOANA IONEL REDUCING GHG EMISSIONS WITH SRC
This article refers to Short-rotation coppice (SRC) for production of biomass as fuel for district heating. SRC was identified as the most energy efficient carbon conversion technology to reduce greenhouses gas emissions and is considered one of the promising energy source to contribute to meeting the European targets to increase the amount of renewable energy. For one GJ of energy produced from biomass around 7 kg CO2 are released compared to 79 kg CO2 released when the same amount of energy is produced from oil, resulting in an over 90% reduction in emissions. Located in the eastern part of Europe, Romania provides substantial land resources suitable for bioenergy production. In Romania, first biomass cogeneration plant was launched in 2008 at Radauþi and has a capacity of 29 MW.
Keywords: Short-rotation coppice, GHG emissions, energy crops