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High-density short-rotation poplar (Populus sp.) plantations are a large potential biomass energy resource in Italy. These energy crops also have great environmental benefits in comparison with fossil fuels, particularly when used for direct combustion. The author gives a short account of the...

Facciotto, G.; Schenone, G.
Sherwood - Foreste ed Alberi Oggi, 1998, 4, 6, pp 19-26

The EU has been financing a project to develop technologies for the conversion of biomass into electrical energy. The Italian part of the project uses 8 tonnes of dry woody material per hour to produce 12 MW of electrical energy. ISMA is carrying out research to identify appropriate machinery for...

Pari, L.; Fedrizzi, M.; Iapichino, G.
Macchine e Motori Agricoli, 1996, 54, 7/8, pp 64-72