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Title: Waste to Wisdom: Utilizing forest residues for the production of bioenergy and biobased products

Source: Final Report: Biomass Research and Development Initiative Program Award Number DE-EE0006297. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Energy. 65 p.

Author(s)Bergman, Rick ; Berry, Michael ; Bilek, E. M. (Ted); Bowers, Tait ; Eastin, Ivan ; Ganguly, Indroneil ; Han, Han-Sup ; Hirth, Kolby ; Jacobson, Arne ; Karp, Steve ; Oneil, Elaine ; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.; Pierobon, Francesca ; Puettmann, Maureen ; Rawlings, Craig ; Rosenbaum, Sevda Alanya; Sahoo, Kamalakanta ; Sasatani, Daisuke ; Sessions, John ; Sifford, Cody ; Waddell, Tom

Publication Year: 2018  View PDF »

Category: Not Classified
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4851-7B

Abstract: Forest residues, including unmerchantable and small-diameter trees, tops, and limbs, produced during thinning and timber harvest operations can be used to produce renewable bioenergy and bioproducts. The more efficient utilization of forest residues could also help offset the high costs of forest restoration activities, fire hazard treatments, post-harvest activities and forest management in general. Forest residues have long been underutilized and treated as waste materials because of their high collection and transportation costs as well as their low market value. While open burning is often employed to dispose of forest residues, this practice generally results in substantial negative economic and environmental impacts, including increased forest management costs and reduced local air quality.

Keywords: forest residues; bioenergy; biobased products; forest restoration

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 1,024 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/26/2018

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RITS Product ID: 92547
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Bergman, Richard
Research Forest Products Technologist
Bilek, Ted
Economist
 

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