Opport unities for the energy usage of non-arboreal agricultural by-products in Hungary

Gábor Pintér, Tünde Kis-Simon, Miklós Weisz, Kornél Németh


The member states of the European Union favour the renewable energy sources. Biomass is one of them. For those countries which have large
agricultural area or forests, biomass means an important renewable energy potential. Biomass can be main product or secondary product, too.
If the country uses its agricultural products for the food or feed industry, only the by-products can be raw materials for the energy industry. The
paper analyses the economic aspects of the energy usage of non-arboreal agricultural by-products in Hungary. The authors study the burning
of by-product in different types of power and heating plants. The authors approach the problem in two different ways: from the aspect of the
farmer and from the aspect of the energy plant to decide the viability of different types of green plants, which use only tillage (non-arboreal)
by-products. This research contains useful information about the energetic usage of tillage by-products for those countries which have large
agricultural areas like Hungary.


power plants, heating plants, non-arboreal agricultural by-products, decentralised energy supply

Gábor Pintér, University of Pannonia, Georgikon Faculty, Department of Corporate Economics and Rural Development, +36/83/545-101, e-mail: pinga@wigner.bme.hu

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