A preliminary analys is on the potential bioenergy production from agro-forestry crops and residues in angola

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Abstract

Angola’s biomass resources are substantial but the combustion of woodfuels using inefficient technologies and appliances can be deleterious to health and may result in wastage of wood resources. In this context, this work aimed to build an integrated system for monitoring vegetation condition of agro-forestry crops and residues. The characteristics of the different agroforest residues are accounted in the study and for the exploitation of this biomass, it was considered its use for heat production. The environmental impacts derived from the implementation of the biosystem were discussed, namely in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and non-renewable energy use. The proposed system allows farmers to follow the evolution of certain parameters of interest and take appropriate decisions in order to increase the agricultural productivity and to collect agro-forestry residues in a sustainable way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages197-199
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Agricultural residues
  • Bioenergy
  • Environmental impact
  • Sustainability

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