Dry-matter Loss

By S. Ashton

Dry-matter loss, which is the degradation of lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose, occurs when wet woody biomass, in any form, is not utilized immediately. The degree to which dry-matter loss occurs, is largely dependent on the materials moisture …

Storing Woody Biomass

S. Ashton, B. Jackson, and R. Schroeder

For the most part, woody biomass for energy is harvested, pre-processed, transported, and utilized all within several days. However, there is still a need for storage capability, for example when demand exceeds supply, …

Drying Woody Biomass

By B. Jackson, R. Schroeder, and S. Ashton

Biomass feedstock moisture content is dependent on post-harvest handling and storage conditions. Moisture may be lost by transpiration drying, through foliage, or from open wood surfaces. The rate of drying depends on …

Woody Biomass Properties

Woody Biomass PropertiesCheck out how the properties of woody biomass affects how it may be converted into useful forms of energy (solid, liquid, or gaseous fuels) and products (polymers, bio-plastics, char, pellets, and acids) at a biorefinery.

Woody biomass is converted into …