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Estimation of Short Rotation Crops Potential in the Republic of Croatia: Illustration Case Within FP7 Project Biomass Energy Europe

Davorin Kajba ; Šumarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Julije Domac ; Regionalna energetska agencija Sjeverozapadne Hrvatske, Andrije Žaje 10, Zagreb
Velimir Šegon ; Regionalna energetska agencija Sjeverozapadne Hrvatske, Andrije Žaje 10, Zagreb

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APA 6th Edition
Kajba, D., Domac, J. & Šegon, V. (2011). Estimation of Short Rotation Crops Potential in the Republic of Croatia: Illustration Case Within FP7 Project Biomass Energy Europe. Šumarski list, 135 (7-8), 361-369. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/71637
MLA 8th Edition
Kajba, Davorin, et al. "Estimation of Short Rotation Crops Potential in the Republic of Croatia: Illustration Case Within FP7 Project Biomass Energy Europe." Šumarski list, vol. 135, no. 7-8, 2011, pp. 361-369. https://hrcak.srce.hr/71637. Accessed 24 Oct. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Kajba, Davorin, Julije Domac and Velimir Šegon. "Estimation of Short Rotation Crops Potential in the Republic of Croatia: Illustration Case Within FP7 Project Biomass Energy Europe." Šumarski list 135, no. 7-8 (2011): 361-369. https://hrcak.srce.hr/71637
Harvard
Kajba, D., Domac, J., and Šegon, V. (2011). 'Estimation of Short Rotation Crops Potential in the Republic of Croatia: Illustration Case Within FP7 Project Biomass Energy Europe', Šumarski list, 135(7-8), pp. 361-369. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/71637 (Accessed 24 October 2019)
Vancouver
Kajba D, Domac J, Šegon V. Estimation of Short Rotation Crops Potential in the Republic of Croatia: Illustration Case Within FP7 Project Biomass Energy Europe. Šumarski list [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2019 October 24];135(7-8):361-369. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/71637
IEEE
D. Kajba, J. Domac and V. Šegon, "Estimation of Short Rotation Crops Potential in the Republic of Croatia: Illustration Case Within FP7 Project Biomass Energy Europe", Šumarski list, vol.135, no. 7-8, pp. 361-369, 2011. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/71637. [Accessed: 24 October 2019]

Abstracts
The overall objective of the FP7 Biomass Energy Europe – BEE project is to improve the accuracy and comparability of future biomass resource assessments for energy by reducing heterogeneity, increasing harmonisation and exchanging knowledge. One of the main results within the project is the development of the Methods Handbook for biomass potential assessment, which contains detailed description of the proposed methodology based on type of biomass and type of analysis (statistical, spatially explicit, integrated and others).
The main objective of the Illustration case for Croatia performed within the BEE project is to estimate the energy and technical potential of fast-growing broadleaved species energy plantations on abandoned land or on land where agricultural production is not profitable. The methodology utilised is based on the BEE Methods Handbook. The main source of data used is contained within the Basic pedological map of the Republic Croatia, which forms the basis for the estimation of soil suitability for any kind of designated utilization.
The theoretical potential for short rotation energy crops production in Croatia was estimated as following:
• Forest area suitable for energy crops – a total of 51 200 ha was estimated to be suitable for SRC, producing in total 470 200 t DM/y or 8,7 PJ
• Agricultural areas with moderately suitable soils and limited soil suitability – a total of 617 000 ha was estimated to be suitable for SRC, producing a total of 7 404 000 t DM/y or 136,2 PJ
The technical potential for short rotation energy crops production in Croatia was estimated as following:
• Forest area suitable for energy crops – a total of 46 850 ha was estimated to be suitable for SRC, producing in total 430 000 t DM/y or 7,9 PJ
• Agricultural areas with moderately suitable soils and limited soil suitability – a total of 235 650 ha was estimated to be suitable for SRC, producing a total of 2 827 800 t DM/y or 52,1 PJ
In spite of the considerable potential for short rotation energy crops production, currently a very small amount of the available area is utilised in Croatia. The issues and problems to be addressed in order to increase this production include a change in policy approach, especially aimed at small landowners, introduction of incentives and subsidies, lack of knowledge and experience in growing energy crops and generally a lack of cooperation between relevant stakeholders.

Keywords
Biomass Energy Europe; biomass potential assessment; short rotation crops

Projects
EC / FP7 / 213417 / BEE - Biomass Energy Europe

Hrčak ID: 71637

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/71637

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