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Title: Wood Biomass for Energy

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Techlines, 2004

Author(s): PCAdele

Publication Year: 2004  View PDF »

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Category: TechLines

Abstract: Wood fuel has several environmental advantages over fossil fuel. The main advantage is that wood is a renewable resource, offering a sustainable, dependable supply. Other advantages include the fact that the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted during the burning process is typically 90% less than when burning fossil fuel. Wood fuel contains minimal amounts of sulfur and heavy metals. It is not a threat to acid rain pollution, and particulate emissions are controllable.

Keywords: -Biomass, energy, gasification, cogeneration, combustion, cofiring, heat, power, Techline-

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