Energy From Forest Biomass - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126527803, 9780323157292

Energy From Forest Biomass

1st Edition

Editors: W. Ramsay Smith
eBook ISBN: 9780323157292
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1983
Page Count: 294
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Description

Energy from Forest Biomass is a book that emerged from the papers presented at the International Union of Forestry Research Organization (IUFRO) XVII World Congress held in Kyoto, Japan. This book includes 18 papers representing different authors from nine countries. The book is divided into four parts. The first part contains discussions of the various researches on fuel plantations around the world, as well as harvesting techniques and associated costs. The second part discusses information on the actual and potential availability of biomass from sources other than fuel plantations. This part also examines the different types of biomass fuels currently used in Japan. The third part deals with the intermediate technology that can be used, such as charcoal production and direct combustion. The last part discusses the innovations in producing energy, such as gasification and liquidification. This book will be useful to graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, scientists, and readers who are interested in the use of biomass for energy purposes.

Table of Contents


Contributors

Foreword

Preface

Production and Harvesting of Wood Fuel

Wood as a World-Wide Fuel Source

The Production of Wood for Energy

Tree Harvesting Changes in Sweden Due to Whole Tree Utilization

Harvesting Wood for Energy in North America

The Potential Costs of Growing and Harvesting Wood for Energy in Australia and New Zealand

Other Biomass Fuel Sources

Wood for Fuel

Tree Biomass

New Zealand Forests and Energy

Wood Fuels in Japan

Intermediate Technology in Producing Energy from Wood Fuel

Intermediate Technology in Deriving Energy from Forest Biomass

Densified Wood and Bark Fuels

Manufacture of Charcoal from Fast-Grown Trees

Carbonization and Gasification of Wood

Advanced Technology in Producing Energy from Wood Fuel

Wood Energy Prospects

Wood Gasification—Review of Recent Canadian Experience

Liquidification of Wood

Evaluation of Wood Fuel Combustion in Hot Water Boilers

The Cost of Electricity from Silvicultural Fuel Farm-Based Power Plants

Index


Details

No. of pages:
294
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1982
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323157292

About the Editor

W. Ramsay Smith