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Biomass Energy Heat Provision for Cooking and Heating in Developing Countries

  • Ralph P. Overend
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_315-3

Glossary

BC

Black Carbon, a product of incomplete combustion with a high radiative forcing value in the atmosphere

Biomass

Biomass is defined as any plant matter used directly as fuel or converted into other forms before combustion. Included are wood and energy crops; forest and crop residues such as tops and branches and cereal straws; process residues such as sawdust, sugarcane bagasse, pulp, and paper black liquor; as well as animal materials/wastes and the organic fraction of urban and municipal waste

DALY

Disability-Adjusted Life Years or DALYs, a measure combining years of life lost due to disability and death

GACC

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (cleancookstoves.org/home/)

GIS

Geographic Information System which embodies a spatial database and mapping capability

GWP

Global Warming Potential, a measure in carbon dioxide equivalent terms of the climate change potential of different compounds in the atmosphere

Higher Heating Value (HHV) or Gross Calorific Value (GCV)

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  1. 1.OttawaCanada

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  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics (IUE)Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)HamburgGermany