Biomass potential in Hungary

T. Yuzhakova, Á Rédey, J. Lakó, J. Hancsók, E. Domokos, V. Somogyi, A. Utasi, G. Popita, L. Rádulyand, I. Ráduly

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Abstract

Nowadays the energetic utilization of biomass is important not only from environmental point of view but also due to its social, political and economic impact. Biomass is considered as a promising renewable energy resource in Hungary and Europe as well. The European Union is planning to increase the current 6% of the renewable energy use up to 20% (in case of Hungary up to 13%) by 2020. Biomass has a leading role in the utilization of renewable energy (e. g. solar, wind, hydro and geothermal) resources. Its proportion is increasing (3.9% in 2007 and 6.7% in 2010) in the annual renewable energy consumption balance in Hungary. Biomass is mainly used in power stations for energy production in Hungary. In order to realize the national renewable energy objectives by 2020 the sustainable utilization of the biomass and its application should be increased and widened. In this study the Hungarian potential of solid, liquid and thermal bioenergy production is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2356-2361
Number of pages6
JournalFresenius Environmental Bulletin
Volume21
Issue number8 B
Publication statusPublished - Oct 17 2012

Keywords

  • Liquid biofuel
  • Solid biofuel
  • Thermal bioenergy sources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

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    Yuzhakova, T., Rédey, Á., Lakó, J., Hancsók, J., Domokos, E., Somogyi, V., Utasi, A., Popita, G., Rádulyand, L., & Ráduly, I. (2012). Biomass potential in Hungary. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 21(8 B), 2356-2361.