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Using biomass for power generation: case study of a timber industry Aripuanã-MT

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Nowadays, the concern for environmental management is increasingly becoming part of everyday business. The timber industries, for example, in its production process, generate a lot of waste requiring proper management of these wastes to reduce their environmental impacts. The study aimed to identify the main advantages that the timber industry can get to the reuse of manufacturing waste to generate energy. The methodology used for data collection was simple observation on site, implementation of a structured interview with the owner, as well as literature. The research showed that after the implementation of the power plant at the company, to generate energy for their own consumption and sale of surplus costs decreased significantly, and also highlights the importance of revenue from the sale of electricity.

Keywords: environmental management, solid waste, biomass, timber industry

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