Wood Processing Residues

Introduction

What remains after timber arrives at a mill for processing is commonly referred to as primary and secondary wood processing residue or waste. This residue is prepared for utilization because generally it is clean, uniform, on-site, and low in …

Pre-processing and Drying Woody Biomass

Introduction

Pre-processing and drying woody biomass are important issues to address in every situation. They particularly affect transportation costs and combustion efficiency at the end-use location. Both should address four critical characteristics of biomass: particle size, …

Bioenergy

Introduction

Renewable energy is any energy generated from the sun, wind, water, hydrogen, Earth’s natural heat (geothermal), or biomass. In 2003, biomass was the leading source of renewable energy in the United States for the fourth year in a row, …