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Title: Primer on Wood Biomass for Energy

Source: FPC&R Technology Marketing Unit

Author(s)Richard Bergman, John Zerbe

Publication Year: 2008  View PDF »

Category: Not Classified
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-1A   FPL-4851-MA

Abstract: This paper explains and describes the concepts of wood en-ergy on a residential, commercial, and industrial scale in the United States so that the Forest Service can help meet the de-mands of communities involved in the forest-products indus-try. In addition, terminology associated with this field is explained so individuals can develop a basic understanding of and familiarity with technical terms common to bioenergy. Definitions specific to wood energy are given at the end of this report.

Keywords: wood; energy; CHP; residential; commercial; electrical conversion efficiency; industrial; economics

File size: 101 kb(s)

Date posted: 06/04/2009
RITS Product ID: 26455
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Bergman, Richard
Research Forest Products Technologist

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