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Energy Crop Suitability Tool

The Energy Crop Suitability Tool is one of the most valuable added value components in the Bioenergy GIS. It allows the user to assess the suitability of a selected area of land for growing energy crops. It also allows the user to download the data in csv format for further modifications to assess the cost of delivered biomass, or delivered energy from existing bioenergy crops in a selected area, or the potential energy and economic value that may be obtained should energy crops be planted on suitable land within a given area.

  1. Determining suitability
  2. Bioenergy calculations

Information Sources

Energy crops in Ireland: An assessment of their potential contribution to sustainable agriculture, electricity and heat production” (EPA RTDI)

DEFRA approach to energy crop suitability modeling

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