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Accession Number DE2013-1035539
Title Demonstration of the Biobaler Harvesting System for Collection of Small-Diameter Woody Biomass.
Publication Date Dec 2011
Media Count 27p
Personal Author E. Barnett E. Webb K. Caffrey M. Downing M. Langholtz M. W. Brummette
Abstract As part of a project to investigate sustainable forest management practices for producing wood chips on the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) for the ORNL steam plant, the BioBaler was tested in various Oak Ridge locations in August of 2011. The purpose of these tests and the subsequent economic analysis was to determine the potential of this novel woody biomass harvesting method for collection of small-diameter, low value woody biomass. Results suggest that opportunities may exist for economical harvest of low-value and liability or negative-cost biomass. (e.g., invasives). This could provide the ORR and area land managers with a tool to produce feedstock while improving forest health, controlling problem vegetation, and generating local employment.
Keywords Biomass plantations
Economic analysis
Forest health
Forest management
Land management
Oak Ridge Reservation

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 48D - Forestry
97K - Fuels
Corporate Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1325
Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725

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