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JOCET 2018 Vol.6(4): 314-319 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2018.6.4.481

Operating Results of a 20MW Biomass Generating Plant in Italy and a GIS Analysis for Exploiting Wood Availability

A. Cavallo, B. Covili Faggioli, P. Guizzetti, P. Lazzeroni, F. Moretti, F. Stirano, and M. Tartaglia
Abstract—An electric 20 MW generating plant has been installed in northern Italy (Lombardy region) since 2010. Due to connection rules the plant is connected to the national transmission system at 132 kV. The biomass chosen as a fuel of the generating plant is mainly poplar chip which is produced in different areas at a distance less than 70 km in order to limit their environmental impact because of transportation and related emissions and to benefits of the Italian incentives schemes related to the so called “short supply chain”.
The paper will illustrate the basic idea and the most significant elements of the plant; its operative results obtained in the last 4 years are also discussed together to the plant emissions.
A particular attention is spent to analyze the biomass composition and cost which make the plant operating life sustainable by the environment and economic point of view. According to the design stage, the electric energy produced by the plant is kept as near as possible to its rated value so that a suitable policy of biomass acquisition, storage and maintenance must be applied. A suitable GIS tool has also been used to compare the biomass use of the plant and a possible management of Lombardy region in order to better maintain the wooded area within a s

Index Terms—Biomass generation plant, biomass availability by GIS analysis, Italian case study, sustainable short supply chain.

P. Lazzeroni, F. Moretti, and F. Stirano are with the Istituto Superiore Sui Sistemi territoriali per l’Innovazione – SiTI, Torino, Italy (e-mail: paolo.lazzeroni@ polito.it).
A. Cavallo, B. Colivi Faggioli and P. Guizzetti are with the Maire-Tecnimont Group, Milano, Italy (e-mail: p.guizzetti@tecnimont.it).
M. Tartaglia is with the Politecnico di Torino – Energy Department ―Galileo Ferraris‖, Torino, Italy (e-mail: michele.tartaglia@polito.it).

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Cite:A. Cavallo, B. Covili Faggioli, P. Guizzetti, P. Lazzeroni, F. Moretti, F. Stirano, and M. Tartaglia, "Operating Results of a 20MW Biomass Generating Plant in Italy and a GIS Analysis for Exploiting Wood Availability," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 314-319, 2018.

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