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Johansson, Sara and Pettersson, Tobias, 2011. GROT-transport från norra till södra Sverige. First cycle, G2E. Umeå: SLU, Dept. of Forest Resource Management



The European Council agreed in 2008 on a climate and energy package to combat global warming. This package is valid for each EU member country and means that greenhouse gas emissions must fall by at least 20% and the EU's energy use to 20%, consisting of Renewable Energy in 2020. The Swedish Government has set stringent climate and energy with the intention to set an example for the rest of Europe. For example, renewable energy sources account for at least 50% of energy use and our climate emissions to fall by 40% by 2020. A combination of these goals and a steadily rising oil price has led to an increased demand for wood fuel in the form of such branches and tops. The problem in Sweden is that the availability of logging residue is highest where demand is lowest. The question is whether it is profitable to transport the wood fuel from the inner Norrland to a power plant in southern Sweden? Based on a requested amount of energy was a pine and a spruce-dominated catchment chosen.
Then the variable costs of transportation of merchandise from the offshoot to the terminal, for processing in the form of pelleting or chipping, as well as for rail transport from the terminal to the power plant was calculated. The final result showed that there may be an economic viability of transporting wood fuel
from northern Sweden to Gothenburg.

Main title:GROT-transport från norra till södra Sverige
Authors:Johansson, Sara and Pettersson, Tobias
Supervisor:Athanassiadis, Dimitris and Carlén, Ola
Examiner:Roos, Anders
Series:Arbetsrapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning och geomatik
Volume/Sequential designation:325
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:SY001 Forest Science - Master's Programme 300 HEC
Supervising department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
Keywords:skogsbränsle, logistik,, förädling, terminal, energi
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Forestry - General aspects
Forestry production
Forest engineering
Deposited On:31 May 2011 13:16
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:19

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