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Title: Economics of willow pyrolysis after phytoextraction
Authors: THEWYS, Theo 
KUPPENS, Tom 
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYTOREMEDIATION, 10(6). p. 561-583
Abstract: The Campine is a vast cross-border area in the northeast of Belgium and southeast of the Netherlands that has been contaminated with heavy metals. As traditional excavation techniques are too expensive, phytoremediation is preferred. Economically viable conversion techniques for the biomass are researched in order to lower reclamation costs and to guarantee the income of the local farmers, mainly cultivating roughage for dairy cattle rearing. Energy generation by means of pyrolysis of willow from short-rotation coppice seems to be very interesting. This article aims to search for the maximum possible biomass price so that the net present value of the profits stemming from energy conversion based on pyrolysis is at least positive.
Keywords: short-rotation coppice; willow; pyrolysis; phytoremediation; cost-benefit analysis; net present value; sensitivity analysis
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/8430
ISSN: 1522-6514
e-ISSN: 1549-7879
DOI: 10.1080/15226510802115141
ISI #: 000258774100007
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2009
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