Analysis and Potential of Use of Biomass Energy in Canary Islands, Spain

  1. Santamarta, Juan C. 1
  2. Jarabo, Francisco 1
  3. Rodríguez-Martín, Jesica 1
  4. Arraiza, M. Paz 2
  5. López, J.V. 2
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


  2. 2 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    Madrid, España


IERI Procedia

ISSN: 2212-6678

Year of publication: 2014

Volume: 8

Pages: 136-141

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1016/J.IERI.2014.09.023 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Sustainable development goals


Biomass has always been associated with the development of the population in the Canary Islands as the first source of elemental energy that was in the archipelago and the main cause of deforestation of forests, which over the years has been replaced by forest fossil fuels. The Canary Islands store a large amount of energy in the form of biomass. This may be important on a small scale for the design of small power plants with similar fuels from agricultural activities, and these plants could supply rural areas that could have self-sufficiency energy. The problem with the Canary Islands for a boost in this achievement is to ensure the supply to the consumer centers or power plants for greater efficiency that must operate continuously, allowing them to have a resource with regularity, quality and at an acceptable cost. In the Canary Islands converge also a unique topography with a very rugged terrain that makes it greater difficult to use and significantly more expensive. In this work all these aspects are studied, giving conclusions, action paths and theoretical potentials.

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