The value of excess heat-profitability and CO2 balances
Book chapter, 2012

Biorefineries produce many different types of products for a wide range of markets with specific characteristics. In this chapter we will discuss the implication of the availability of markets for one particular product, heat. Heat may be regarded either as waste or as a co-product of the process and the usability of heat depends largely on two issues: the temperature of the heat, and the opportunities for integrating the biorefinery with activities demanding heat, e.g. district heating systems or heat-demanding industrial processes. The aim of the present chapter is to present and discuss the importance and limitations of integration with district heating systems (DH-systems) for the profitability and CO2 mitigation potential of biorefineries.

bioenergy

environment

biomaterial

resource

land-use

innovation

technology assessment

transition

process

biofuel

biomass

sustainability

Author

Erik Ahlgren

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Erik Axelsson

Systems Perspectives on Biorefineries 2012

80-88

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Energy

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Other Environmental Engineering

ISBN

978-91-980300-1-3

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Created

10/7/2017