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Energy systems in transition: perspectives for the diffusion of small-scale wood pellet heating technology
Mittuniversitetet, Institutionen för teknik, fysik och matematik. (Ecotechnology)
Mittuniversitetet, Institutionen för teknik, fysik och matematik. (Ecotechnology)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4405-1056
2005 (English)In: International Journal of Technology Management, ISSN 0267-5730, E-ISSN 1741-5276, Vol. 29, no 3/4, p. 327-347Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In response to environmental and supply security concerns associated with fossil fuels, promising small-scale wood heating systems with sizable market potentials have started to penetrate the residential heating market in Europe and elsewhere. Despite significant technological progress that led to cost reduction, increased levels of convenience, improved reliability and reduced environmental impact, the widespread diffusion of such systems will nonetheless take many years or even decades. Framework and market conditions, and especially drivers and barriers and the overall merits of such systems in comparison to alternative solutions, need to be properly understood by policy-makers and entrepreneurs for the successful promotion of these technologies. In this article we cover three important aspects related to small-scale wood pellet heating systems. First, we summarise recent technological, socio-economic and institutional trends. Second, results from a comparative analysis of the direct and indirect external costs and benefits of these technologies versus other heating technologies are reported. Third, the usefulness of various diffusion modelling approaches used in economics is discussed in the light of the technology scrutinised and existing data constraints.

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2005. Vol. 29, no 3/4, p. 327-347
Keywords [en]
technological innovation, diffusion, adoption, wood pellet heating systems, bioenergy, sustainable de-velopment
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Other Environmental Engineering
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Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Civil engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-15629DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2005.006010ISI: 000227397700009Local ID: 1971OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-15629DiVA, id: diva2:455030
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International Nordic Bioenergy Conference, Sep 02-05, 2003, Jyvaskyla, Finland
Note

International Nordic Bioenergy Conference, Sep 01-05, 2003, Jyvaskyla, Finland

Available from: 2008-11-29 Created: 2011-11-08 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved

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