Title: Utilisation of biomass energy systems for sustainable development with geographical information systems - case of Cyprus

Authors: Arif Sari; Altay Firat; Ali Karaduman

Addresses: Department of Management Information Systems, Girne American University, Kyrenia, Cyprus ' Department of Geography Teaching, Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus ' Department of Accounting Information Systems, European University of Lefke, Lefke, Cyprus

Abstract: Due to the increase in the popularity of renewable energy resources based on their low cost, efficiency and environmentally friendly nature; many developing countries has begun to take precautions in order to facilitate the best possible utilisation of these resources. Many research showed that energy consumption and re-use of energy generated by biomass utilisation in several countries have come into prominence. This research addresses the advantages and disadvantages of biomass energy, environmental and economic factors and benefits of the utilisation of biomass energy systems. Nevertheless, legal processes required for biomass energy facilities are reviewed and included in this research. This research covers the sample project named as 'MorSalkim' which is a prospective project that will be possibly held in Cyprus Island which is regarded as a developing island country in the Mediterranean sea. In this project, the role of utilisation of geographical information systems within biomass centre configuration and increase in efficiency and the economic, environmental and sustainability facts are revealed.

Keywords: biomass; sustainable energy; MorSalkim project; geographical information systems; GIS; Cyprus; sustainable development; sustainability; case study; legal processes; law.

DOI: 10.1504/IJQRS.2015.076916

International Journal of Qualitative Research in Services, 2015 Vol.2 No.2, pp.115 - 128

Received: 18 Nov 2015
Accepted: 27 Nov 2015

Published online: 07 Jun 2016 *

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