Energy Autonomy in Small Islands in the Frame of Their Sustainable Development Exploring Biomass Energy Potential in Samothrace (Greece)
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 4, Issue 6-1, December 2015, Pages: 9-17
Received: Jul. 5, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 7, 2015; Published: May 19, 2016
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Authors
O. Christopoulou , University of Thessaly, School of Engineering, Department of Planning and Regional Development, Thessaly, Greece
M. Fountoukidou , University of Thessaly, School of Engineering, Department of Planning and Regional Development, Thessaly, Greece
St. Sakellariou , University of Thessaly, School of Engineering, Department of Planning and Regional Development, Thessaly, Greece
St. Tampekis , University of Thessaly, School of Engineering, Department of Planning and Regional Development, Thessaly, Greece
F. Samara , University of Thessaly, School of Engineering, Department of Planning and Regional Development, Thessaly, Greece
A. Sfoungaris , University of Thessaly, School of Engineering, Department of Planning and Regional Development, Thessaly, Greece
A. Stergiadou , Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, School of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment, Department of Forestry and Natural Environment, Thessaloniki, Greece
G. Tsantopoulos , Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Forestry Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Komotini, Greece
K. Soutsas , Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Forestry Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Komotini, Greece
I. Sfoungaris , University of Thessaly, School of Engineering, Department of Planning and Regional Development, Thessaly, Greece
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Abstract
One of the major problems faced by small islands in the Aegean Sea, is meeting their energy needs and the increased costs these needs generate because of their distance from the mainland and the increasing price of oil. To the above, the dramatic reduction of fossil fuels and climate change should be added, which obligate Member States of the European Union to comply with Directive 2009/28 / EC, which aims at a contribution of RES of 20% (Greece 18%) in the total EU energy consumption. It is therefore desirable to explore the energy autonomy capabilities offered in each case. This paper explores the possibility of utilizing biomass and in addition the use of livestock and poultry waste for biogas production.
Keywords
Utilization of Biomass, Biogas, Small Islands
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O. Christopoulou , M. Fountoukidou , St. Sakellariou , St. Tampekis , F. Samara , A. Sfoungaris , A. Stergiadou , G. Tsantopoulos , K. Soutsas , I. Sfoungaris , Energy Autonomy in Small Islands in the Frame of Their Sustainable Development Exploring Biomass Energy Potential in Samothrace (Greece), International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Special Issue: Advances in Sustainability Assessment. Vol. 4, No. 6-1, 2015, pp. 9-17. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.2015060401.12
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