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dc.creatorBlanco Vaca, Juan Antonioes_ES
dc.creatorDubois, Davides_ES
dc.creatorLittlejohn, Dalees_ES
dc.creatorFlanders, David N.es_ES
dc.creatorRobinson, Peteres_ES
dc.creatorMoshofsky, Mollyes_ES
dc.creatorWelham, Clivees_ES
dc.descriptionTrabajo presentado en "CSChE/IChemE Sustainability Symposium, Vancouver 2012”en
dc.description.abstractMany rural communities in British Columbia (western Canada) are at risk from wildfire. This risk will increase over time as a result of climate change because of higher average temperatures, longer growing seasons, and more intense droughts. On the other hand, these communities are also faced with rising fuel costs and a growing demand for heat as suburban population increases. The fact these communities are surrounded by forests presents an opportunity to combine community wildfire risk abatement with bioenergy development. Additional co-benefits include: 1) reduced community energy expenditures; 2) the creation of local jobs; 3) climate change mitigation; and 3) increased community energy security. Here, we present results from three pilot rural communities (Burns Lake, Invermere, and Sicamous, British Columbia) designed to evaluate the feasibility of wildfire risk abatement in conjunction with bioenergy production. Maps were created showing each community’s forest-urban interface area with quantified estimates of its sustainable woody biomass resource potential under different management scenarios while monitoring ecosystem and soil health. The results and experience gained through this work has been synthesized in a calculator tool to help other communities make their own screening-level assessments. This calculator is a freely available on-line tool: FIRST Heat.en
dc.publisherThe Institution of Chemical Engineersen
dc.relation.ispartofProcess Safety and Environmental Protection 96 (2015) 1–13en
dc.rights© 2015 Elsevier B.V. The manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licenseen
dc.subjectWoody biomassen
dc.subjectEcological modelen
dc.subjectSustainable energyen
dc.subjectGreen economyen
dc.subjectSustainable forest managementen
dc.subjectClimate change mitigationen
dc.subjectFIRST Heaten
dc.titleFire in the woods or fire in the boiler: implementing rural district heating to reduce wildfire risks in the forest-urban interfaceen
dc.typeArtículo / Artikuluaes
dc.contributor.departmentUniversidad Pública de Navarra. Departamento de Ciencias del Medio Naturales_ES
dc.contributor.departmentNafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoa. Natura Ingurunearen Zientziak Sailaeu
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© 2015 Elsevier B.V. The manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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