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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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


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