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Environmental Evaluation of Converting Post-harvest Forest Residues to Bioenergy Products
Snapshot: Forest residues are a low-value byproduct of timber harvest operations that are typically burned or left to rot. Using forest residues as a bioenergy source replacing fossil fuels may decrease fossil-fuel-based greenhouse gass emissions. Accordingly, Forest Service researchers are assessing the environmental viability of converting wood waste (i.e., post-harvest residues) into viable bioenergy products using near-woods bioconversion technologies.
Near-woods integrated system for processing post-harvest residues into bioenergy products. Richard Bergman, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.