Content tagged "ag energy wood and woody biomass"

Size of ground biomass particles is significant logistically

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: November 28, 2016

by Oladiran FasinAs part of preparing biomass for conversion into biofuels, biomass is ground through mills such as a hammer mill (Figure 1) or a knife mill....

EcoWillow 2.0: An Updated Tool for Financial Analysis of Willow Biomass

Farm Energy Updated: September 13, 2016

  EcoWillow is a financial analysis tool developed by SUNY-ESF that allows users to model the costs and revenues of willow biomass production through every...

BCAP Helps Commercialize Shrub Willow for Bioenergy in Northern New York

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: April 20, 2016

   The USDA Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) was designed to expand bioenergy feedstocks beyond existing cash crops by encouraging both the...

Research Summary: Characteristics of Willow Biomass Chips Produced Using a Single-Pass Cut-and-Chip Harvester

Farm Energy Updated: April 20, 2016

Harvest method impacts wood chip quality--use a single-pass cut-and-chip method and willow makes the grade. Biomass for bioenergy and/or bioproducts can be...

Research Summary: Triploid Hybrids of Shrub Willow Yield More Biomass Than Diploids and Tetraploids

Farm Energy Updated: April 20, 2016

Research finds triploid hybrids of shrub willow yield the highest biomass, leading to improved cultivars for renewable energy. Research into the genetics and...

Research Summary: Sequestration of Carbon by Shrub Willow Offsets Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Farm Energy Updated: April 19, 2016

Shrub willow is a short-rotation woody biomass crop that could be an important part of our renewable energy future. By sequestering carbon in below-ground...

Research Summary: Development of a Single-Pass Cut-and-Chip Harvesting System for Short Rotation Woody Crops

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: April 19, 2016

Many types of specialized machinery for harvesting short rotation woody crops (SRWC) exist, including small and large single-pass cut-and-chip systems, whole...

Maximizing Planted Area and Biomass Production in Shrub Willow Bioenergy Fields

Farm Energy Updated: April 19, 2016

 An important consideration for commercial shrub willow crop production for bioenergy is the percentage of land area on which the crop is produced (aka, the...

Poplar (Populus spp.) Trees for Biofuel Production

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: May 06, 2014

If you are looking for a comprehensive article on poplar for biofuel production, this is for you.Poplars (Populus spp.) are popular trees for landscape and...

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