Forest residues for bioenergy

Hall, Peter
November 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2007, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p35
This article looks at a number of ways in which residues from forest harvesting can be used. There are two main locations for residues, at the landing where the stems are cut into logs and on the cutover where the trees are felled and de-limbed. The materials left on or around the logging landings are the most likely material to be easily accessible. However, landing residues can result into problems with the stability of the landing edge if they, as well as the water run-off from the landing, are not handled properly. Some of the potential uses for forest residues are domestic firewood, fuel, and as animal bedding. It can also be used as bio-energy fuel if the hogged logged residue is clean. Local supply and demand will influence the value of residues to a user.


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