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Bioenergy and Fire Prevention : Bioenergy and fire prevention - Contribution of forest biomass generated in the prevention of forest fires in the EU energy strategy

Description:

The project deals with the problems regarding three closely-related aspects: climate change, forest fires and rural development. In Spain, there has been a serious increase in the number of forest fires as well as in the burnt surfaces in the last 30 years, thus causing important damages to forests and the environment in general. On the other hand, the rural neglect and the diminution of agro-forestry activities intensify this problem; the increase of biomass within the ecosystems makes it easily inflammable.

This Project pretends to give solution to the problems on the Mediterranean forest management through the generation of the stable rural economy on a long term basis, through the better use of biomass and its compatibility with the better energy use, prevention of forest fires or the recreational use of the mountain.

Project information

Lead
Ayuntamiento de Enguera
Partners

Asociación de Municipios Forestales (AMUFOR), Spain; Ayuntamiento de Moixent, Spain; Fundación Comunidad Valenciana Región Europea (FCVRE), Spain; Asoc. Española de Valorización de la Biomasa (AVEBIOM), Spain; Iberdrola Renovables, Spain.

Source of funding
1,024,298.00 €

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Keywords

Forest fires, biomass energy, preventive measure., renewable energy, waste to energy

Duration

2010/10/1-2013/9/30

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Water Scarcity

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions

Sectors

Biodiversity, Disaster Risk Reduction, Forestry

Geographic characterization

Europe

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