Methodology for measuring the economic development of biomass value chains, in West Region, Romania Strategic Case Study

Methodology for measuring the economic development of biomass value chains, in West Region, Romania Strategic Case Study

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Framework project: Delivery of sustainable supply of non-food biomass to support a “resource-efficient” Bioeconomy in Europe
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Website link: https://www.s2biom.eu/images/Publications/S2biom---T932---SCS-Romania---report.pdf
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This study focused on assessing the potential of biomass development in the Western Region of Romania, by taking in consideration the costs components of every link of the value chains. We could find out that Western Romania is a virgin area in terms of biomass use, as well as it is very rich in energetic potential. With a rich natural background, with many agricultural activities, rich forests, areas that are not used or not properly used, this study could focus on the missing links of the value chain.
In the case of West Romania, the missing links is the lack of cooperation and association among actors, which makes the drafting of a business plan in biomass very much harder, as a lot of guesswork has to be done. This is not sustainable for a territorial development that could be uniform and transparent. As we could find out in the process of research of this study case, there is supply of raw biomass, energy demand, but the connection in between them is very poorly. That leads to a potential of about 22 TWh/year to be wasted, and an economic value of 2 billion 420 Million Euros/year that isn’t achieved. In this context, the West Development Region of Romania could easily be self-sustained and use its natural background in the process of self-sustainability


Countries/regions described/represented: Romania
Year: 2016