Evaluating the prospects and barriers of forest biomass briquetting plants in lebanon based on the case studies of bkessine and andket

H. Harajli, J. T. El Baba, J. P. Sfeir, M. C. McManus, R. Saundersd, V. Kabakian

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This paper presents the prospects and barriers towards the utilization of biomass briquettes from forestry and agricultural residues for Lebanon, based on the actual implementation of two demonstration projects in biomass briquettes production with an output capacity of 750 tons of briquettes each. We have used quantitative techniques to aid decision makers to understand the economic, environmental and social impacts of forest biomass supply chain and their role is supporting the growth of the sustainable forestry industry. This understanding is gained through simulating the performance of the two demonstration projects under different (investment, operation and policy scenarios) using Monte Carlo simulation techniques to mitigate the risks of uncertainties when assessing the financial performance of biomass briquetting plants.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2DO.7.5
Pages (from-to)637-654
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2019
Event27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 27 May 201930 May 2019


  • Agriculture residues
  • Biomass
  • Biomass briquettes
  • Forestry residues
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Public private partnerships
  • Risk mitigation
  • Sustainable heating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Forestry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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