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Energy - Renewable and Green Energy | Wood-Based Energy in the Northern Forests

Wood-Based Energy in the Northern Forests

Jacobson, Michael, Ciolkosz, Daniel (Eds.)

2013, VIII, 245 p. 64 illus., 42 illus. in color.

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  • Addresses key aspects of the emerging bioenergy economy
  • Covers critical facets of wood based bioenergy projects  including environmental, economic, and technological implications and requirements
  • Discusses the various types of wood based bioenergy and how they can be implemented effectively

This unique book provides the first comprehensive overview of wood based bioenergy in the northern hardwood forests of the Eastern United States.  This includes a holistic look at the topic of wood based bioenergy, as well as focused analyses of key topics.  This book is relevant to engineers, project developers, foresters, economists, sociologists, environmental scientists and natural resource managers. Most chapters also provide practical hands-on advice for the practitioner, and provide a valuable resource for anyone who is considering developing a woody bioenergy project.

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Addresses key aspects of the emerging bioenergy economy

Covers critical facets of wood based bioenergy projects  including environmental, economic, and technological implications and requirements

Discusses the various types of wood based bioenergy and how they can be implemented effectively

 

Editors:

Michael Jacobson  is an Extension Specialist and Professor for the Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. His degrees are from the University of Connecticut, Duke, and North Carolina State. His academic interests are; forest management; forest economics, finance, policy, and taxes; bioenergy; and international forestry.

Daniel Ciolkosz is an Extension Associate for the Penn State Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, with degrees from Penn State and Cornell universities.  He works extensively with bioenergy systems and businesses, focusing on community and industry education, as well as thermochemical conversion and biomass densification.      

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Bioenergy Project Development - Biofuel Production - Ecological Impact - Financing Biofuel Projects - Forest Harvest Systems - Forest for Bioenergy

Related subjects » Energy Technology - Forestry - Policy, Economics, Management & Transport - Renewable and Green Energy

Table of contents 

Introduction and Overview.- Forestry in the Northeast.- Biomass Availability, Supply and Demand.- Carbon Cycle Implications of Forest Bioenergy Production.- Breeding and Genetics for Future Feedstocks.- Biomass Harvesting Systems and Logistics.- Residential Wood Heat in the Northeast.- Commercial Combustion and CHP systems.- The Wood Pellet Industry in the Northeast.- Biofuel Production.- Emissions and Health Impacts of Wood Biomass Combustion.- Social Considerations.- Financing for Project Development.

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