Valutazione della sostituibilità tra fonti energetiche e strategia di impiego delle biomasse in Basilicata
The biomass could be used within a regional system of production and consumption of energy, based on availability of local resources. The purpose of this work is to perform a technical and economic evaluation of the substitution of fossil fuels (natural gas) with renewable biomass. This is possible by creating a district heating systems, based on forestry management. The potential energy supply was estimated and compared with the energy consumption of natural gas, in order to evaluate the economic convenience of replacing fossil fuel with energy from renewable sources. Through the use of economic indicators we have assessed the economic convenience of the investment between production costs and market prices for heating energy.