Woody bioenergy systems in the United States
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Richard B. Hall
Editor(s): Ronald S. Zalesny Jr.; Rob Mitchell; Jim Richardson
Publication Year: 2008

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  • adoption impediments
  • cultural systems
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Populus spp.
  • Salix spp.
  • yield
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ANNOTATION: This paper describes how most wood bioenergy crop systems in the United States are still in the early stages of development, with a wide variety of approaches under test in different regions of the country. In the United States, dedicated wood biomass cropland is expected to increase to more than 2 million ha with an average production rate of 18 t/ha. Another 334 million dry t/yr can come from forest residues and wood wastes. This short paper provides a few examples.

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Hall, Richard B. 2008. Woody bioenergy systems in the United States. In: Zalesny, Ronald S., Jr.; Mitchell, Rob; Richardson, Jim, (eds). Biofuels, Bioenergy, and Bioproducts from Sustainable Agricultural and Forest Crops: Proceedings of the Short Rotation Crops International Conference; 2008 August 19-20; Bloomington, MN. General Technical Report NRS-P-31. Newtown Square, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. p. 18.