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From biomass potential to sustainable energy projects in South America

Rodriguez, Diego J. Y Jiménez Ocaña, Alvaro A. Y Zambrano Pantoja, Claudia V. (2015) From biomass potential to sustainable energy projects in South America. In: World Sustainable Energy Days - Young Researchers' Conference: Energy Efficiency, 25 al 27 Febrero, 2015, Wels, Austria. (Unpublished)

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The department of Nariño - south-east of Colombia – South America, is characterized as a fertile area for several small scale crops and livestock activities. This paper presents the analysis about the potential of biomass for three towns from Nariño: Cumbal, Guachucal and Ospina. They have similar geo-social characteristics between themselves. Those three municipalities have fertile land with volcanic components and their altitude range is between 1000 and 3600 meters above sea level. The analysis was focused to identify how this potential can be used in energy production for sustainable projects as example for similar locations. Count sampling was used to identify the potential and workshops with the community were used to find energy development strategies. It was found feasible biogas production to the mentioned altitudes, and that it is possible to improve the characteristics of conventional digesters to optimize gas production regarding the total volume of the biodigester. It was also found that a small-scale digester is capable of providing the needed energy in heating processes, in order to replace wood or gas consumption. Finally a comparison was made with conventional energy sources to demonstrate the environmental benefits of energy production.

Tipo de Elemento: Conferencia o Taller artículo (Poster)
Asunto: T Tecnología > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Division: Facultad de Ingeniería > Programa de Ingeniería Electrónica > Productividad
Depósito de Usuario: Andres Pantoja
Fecha Deposito: 13 Sep 2018 13:48
Ultima Modificación: 13 Sep 2018 13:48

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