Wood Energy: Understanding the Forest Connection

Wood Energy: Understanding the Forest Connection

Robert E. Bardon, Professor and Extension Specialist and Dennis W. Hazel, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

Wood Products, Business, Finance, and Economics, and Environmental Management

1606_SREF-BE-002.pdf — PDF document, 1569Kb

The renewed interest in using wood as a renewable energy feedstock has been brought about by recent national and international concerns related to energy production, to include energy security concerns, the nonrenewable nature of fossil fuels, and environmental concerns regarding combustion of coal. Woody biomass feedstock is often produced from low-quality trees and tree residues often referred to as unmerchantable trees, slash or forest residues and for the following energy technologies. This publication addresses many of the concerns about feedstock production and the markets influence on production of the feedstock.

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