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Utilisation of Estonian energy wood resources

Abstract

In the end of the Soviet period in the 1980s, a long-term energy programme for Estonia was worked out. The energy system was planned to be based on nuclear power and the share of domestic alternative sources of energy was low. The situation has greatly changed after the re-establishment of the Estonian independence, and now wood and peat fuels play an important role in the energy system. Energy consumption in Estonia decreased during the period 1970-1993, but this process has less influenced the consumption of domestic renewable fuels - peat and wood. It means that the share of these fuels has grown. The investment on substitution of imported fossil fuels and on conversion of boiler plants from fossil fuels to domestic fuels has reached the level of USD 100 million. The perspectives of the wood energy depend mainly on two factors; the resources and the price of wood energy compared with other fuels. The situation in wood market influences both the possible quantities and the price. It is typical that the quickly growing cost of labour power in Estonia is greatly affecting the price of energy wood. Though the price level of fuel peat and wood chips is lower than  More>>
Authors:
Muiste, P; Tullus, H; Uri, V [1] 
  1. Estonian Agricultural University, Tartu (Estonia)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1996
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
VTT-SYMP-164
Reference Number:
SCA: 090000; 010000; 093000; PA: FI-98:003025; EDB-98:027608; SN: 98001896205
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Power production from biomass II with special emphasis on gasification and pyrolysis R and DD; Sipilae, K.; Korhonen, M. [eds.] [VTT Energy, Espoo (Finland). Energy Production Technologies]; PB: 320 p.
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; BIOMASS; PEAT; WOOD FUELS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ESTONIA; ECONOMICS
OSTI ID:
570579
Research Organizations:
Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98724226; ISBN 951-38-4555-9; TRN: FI9803025
Availability:
OSTI as DE98724226
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
pp. 283-287
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Muiste, P, Tullus, H, and Uri, V. Utilisation of Estonian energy wood resources. Finland: N. p., 1996. Web.
Muiste, P, Tullus, H, & Uri, V. Utilisation of Estonian energy wood resources. Finland.
Muiste, P, Tullus, H, and Uri, V. 1996. "Utilisation of Estonian energy wood resources." Finland.
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title = {Utilisation of Estonian energy wood resources}
author = {Muiste, P, Tullus, H, and Uri, V}
abstractNote = {In the end of the Soviet period in the 1980s, a long-term energy programme for Estonia was worked out. The energy system was planned to be based on nuclear power and the share of domestic alternative sources of energy was low. The situation has greatly changed after the re-establishment of the Estonian independence, and now wood and peat fuels play an important role in the energy system. Energy consumption in Estonia decreased during the period 1970-1993, but this process has less influenced the consumption of domestic renewable fuels - peat and wood. It means that the share of these fuels has grown. The investment on substitution of imported fossil fuels and on conversion of boiler plants from fossil fuels to domestic fuels has reached the level of USD 100 million. The perspectives of the wood energy depend mainly on two factors; the resources and the price of wood energy compared with other fuels. The situation in wood market influences both the possible quantities and the price. It is typical that the quickly growing cost of labour power in Estonia is greatly affecting the price of energy wood. Though the price level of fuel peat and wood chips is lower than the world market price today, the conditions for using biofuels could be more favourable, if higher environmental fees were introduced. In conjunction with increasing utilisation of biofuels it is important to evaluate possible emissions or removal of greenhouse gases from Estonian forests 3 refs.}
place = {Finland}
year = {1996}
month = {Dec}
}