The objectives of the forest residues utilization project are to: (a) determine the economic feasibility of utilizing land clearing and logging residue for: (i) direct substitution for imported fuels in the industrial sector; (ii) conversion to charcoal for energy uses in the industrial sector; (iii) conversion to charcoal for export; (b) define the available technical options for the residues utilization; (c) compare and evaluate the residue utilization options, including possible higher value non-energy uses; and (d) recommend a residue utilization plan. The main potential market for unconverted forest residues is in urban areas, but due to transport costs, unconverted forest residues will not be able to compete with the fuelwood presently available to the urban population.
Economic Internal Rate of Return;natural forest management;natural forest management system;land clearing;sustainable forest management;price of fuel oil;transmission and distribution network;liquified petroleum gas;per capita income level;amount of land;land use capability;legally protected areas;commercial logging operations;medium scale industry;commercially valuable species;cost of import;rural enterprise development;fuel oil price;production and export;fuel-switching capabilities;small scale industry;total energy use;large scale industry;economies of scale;industrial energy use;state of technology;total energy demand;net present value;quality of supply;tropical product;rate of deforestation;commercial timber exploitation;gnp per capita;agricultural land clearing;forest buffer zone;security of supply;net foreign exchange;natural regeneration;wood residue;
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(Historic)Private Sector Development
Forests and Forestry, Environmental Disasters & Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Natural Resources Management, Forestry Management, Sustainable Land and Crop Management, Forestry, Coastal and Marine Resources, Natural Resources Management and Rural Issues, Energy Demand, Energy and Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Global Environment, Environmental Protection,
Private Sctr Devel & Infrastr VP (PSI)
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Costa Rica - Forest residues utilization study : Technical report (English). Activity completion report ; no. ESM 108 90. Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/475771468771866935/Technical-report