Our results show that there are enough residual biomass and energy crops in Latvia to produce up to 300% of the total gasoline currently spent in Latvia , by using gasification or fermentation technologies exclusively.
However, it would require that these residual biomasses are collected and fed to the most efficient conversion technologies available .
Substantial research and increasing numbers of desk study projects are needed to determine which pathway is more functional and cost effective .
Our results provide convincing evidence that Latvia should further participate in b iofuels research projects . This course of action would help ensure that Latvia maximizes value while benefiting from its significant renewable biomass resources .