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Bioenergy innovations: the case of wood pellet systems in Sweden
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.
Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE), Zurich, Switzerland.
2007 (English)In: Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, ISSN 0953-7325, E-ISSN 1465-3990, Vol. 19, no 1, 99-125 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the context of global warming and dependence on fossil fuels, modern bioenergy systems have evolved with a large global potential. Small-scale pellet heating systems for space heating of detached houses is one application of bioenergy technology. In Sweden, such systems have advantages over oil-fired and electric boiler systems in terms of the total lifecycle heating cost to consumers. However, the diffusion of this technology into the market has hitherto been rather slow. By combining an extended configuration cycle model with a dynamic multi-level perspective on system innovation, we have studied the factors involved in the diffusion of such systems in Sweden. The results indicate that investment cost may not be the major issue, but that other factors such as annual fuel cost of heating, lack of information, dissatisfaction of early adopters, and technology lock-in are among the most important factors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 19, no 1, 99-125 p.
Keyword [en]
Diffusion, pellet heating, Sweden
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Other Environmental Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-397DOI: 10.1080/09537320601065423ISI: 000243368000008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33845732228Local ID: 2988OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-397DiVA: diva2:2021
Available from: 2008-11-25 Created: 2008-09-24 Last updated: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Diffusion of innovative domestic heating systems and multi-storey wood-framed buildings in Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diffusion of innovative domestic heating systems and multi-storey wood-framed buildings in Sweden
2007 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The diffusion of innovations that promote sustainable use of forest resources and energy efficiency is important for reducing greenhouse gas emission and dependency on oil. In this thesis the ‘systems of innovation’ (SI)

The SI analyses showed that several sources of path dependency, resulting from the establishment and growth of the concrete-based construction system over the past 100 years, hinder the expansion of a wood-based multi-storey

The adopter-centric approach included household questionnaire surveys: one covering the whole of Sweden in 2004 involving 1500 randomly selected homeowners with any type of heating system, and another in the city of Östersund in

The expansion of district heating networks in the detached home sector, particularly those homes with resistance heaters, is often considered difficult. However, results showed that, in Östersund, the government investment

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mid sweden Univ, 2007
Series
Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis, ISSN 1652-893X ; 33
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-48 (URN)5226 (Local ID)9789185317660 (ISBN)5226 (Archive number)5226 (OAI)
Public defence
2007-10-30, Q221, Q, Akademigatan 1, Östersund, 13:00 (English)
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Available from: 2008-09-24 Created: 2008-09-24 Last updated: 2015-10-29Bibliographically approved

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