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Conference paper, 2001

Forest residues-effects of handling and storage on fuel quality and working environment

Jirjis, Raida


Forest residues, produced after final felling or commercial thinning operations, constitute one of the major assortments of wood fuel. Due to various reasons, the immediate utilization of the biomass is often unfeasible. This means that the fuel has to be stored in the forest or at industrial terminals for a period of time. The storage of fresh biomass in any form, under aerobic conditions, leads to biological and chemical degradation. The extent of the degradation depends on many nternal and external factors. The type of the biomass and the properties of its components are among the major internal factors while the material form (whole or chipped), the storage location and duration are some of the external factors. Various methods of storing forest residues in Sweden were tested and evaluated. A description of the problems connected with these methods and possible solutions will be presented. The effect of storage and handling of forest residues on fuel quality and working environment is also discussed

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Forest Research Bulletin
2001, number: 223, pages: 136-145
Book title: Proceedings of the International Energy Agency-Bioenergy Task 18 workshop
Publisher: New Zealand Research Institute


Bioenergy from sustainable forestry: Principles and Practice

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    Forest Science
    Renewable Bioenergy Research

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