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  • Energy from forest biomass: current challenges for future generations of Moldova.

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    Author(s) : Gulca, V.

    Author Affiliation : State Agricultural University of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova.

    Author Email : vitalie.gulca@gmail.com

    Journal article : Journal of Horticulture, Forestry and Biotechnology 2009 Vol.13 pp.10-17 ref.30

    Abstract : Developing a progressive strategy for the use of energy from forest biomassbiomassSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    will become a critical challenge for the future generations of MoldovamoldovaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    . Located in the southeastern part of the European continent between Ukraine and Romania, Moldova has limited natural resources compared with other developing European countries such as Albania or Bosnia. The lack of fossil fuels (natural gas, oil and coal) and mineral ores have resulted in a strong economical and political dependence on Russia and Ukraine. Agriculture has been the dominant land use over the last few centuries, and poor land practices has led the country with some of the richest soil in the world to now have a greatly diminished economy with few alternatives. This, in turn, jeopardises the security of Moldova. New alternative land use based on forest resourcesforest resourcesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    could diversify and greatly improve the economy. In SwedenswedenSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    for instance it was the development of mining, forest and hydroelectric industries from indigenous raw material that enabled Sweden to become a modern industrial nation. Denmark may become the world leader in straw combustion and Norway is developing its wood pellets market. Developing a bioenergybioenergySubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    program for Moldova based on forest biomass may provide a similar strategy that could greatly improve the economy of Moldova. This strategy must encourage farmers to invest money, land and time in commencing commercial forestry practices aimed at developing a bio energy economy. There are numerous cultural, historicial and political challenges that need to be overcome in order to develop a viable forest biomass energy program in Moldova. We hypothesised that the forest use histories as reflected in ownership pattern and forest area affected the sustainable forest management. However, the opportunities are equally great as the challenges, and the development of a bio-energy program for Moldova can result in economic independence, security, and social health for future generations.

    ISSN : 2066-1797

    URL : http://www.journal-hfb.usab-tm.ro/rom...

    Record Number : 20103318885

    Publisher : Universitatea de Științe Agricole și Medicină Veterinară a Banatului Timișoara

    Location of publication : Timișoara

    Country of publication : Romania

    Language of text : English

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    Descriptor(s) : bioenergybioenergySubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , biomassbiomassSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , energy resourcesenergy resourcesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , forest resourcesforest resourcesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , forestsforestsSubject Category: Habitats
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    Geographical Location(s) : MoldovamoldovaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Nordic Countriesnordic countriesSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , SwedenswedenSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : Central Europecentral europeSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , EuropeeuropeSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Developed Countriesdeveloped countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , European Union Countrieseuropean union countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , OECD Countriesoecd countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , ScandinaviascandinaviaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Nordic Countriesnordic countriesSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Northern Europenorthern europeSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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