Energy From Forest Biomass

Energy From Forest Biomass

1st Edition - January 28, 1983

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  • Editor: W. Ramsay Smith
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157292

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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



    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


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  • No. of pages: 294
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1983
  • Published: January 28, 1983
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157292

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W. Ramsay Smith

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