Outlook and opportunity for whole-tree chip quality improvement
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): John A. Sturos
Editor(s): Roland L. Barger
Publication Year: 1981

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  • bark removal
  • biomass
  • Canada
  • Finland
  • foliage
  • residues
  • utilization
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 7606


ANNOTATION: Three processes have been developed in the United States, one in Canada, and one in Finland for improving the quality of whole-tree and forest residue chips. They have potential application individually or in combination. Two of them have been applied commercially by the pulp and paper industry. Application of these processes coupled with integrated utilization of the various output wood, bark, and foliage fractions for fiber and energy products should promote the recovery of more forest residues.

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Sturos, John A. 1981. Outlook and opportunity for whole-tree chip quality improvement. Pages 147-158 In: Barger, Roland L. (ed.). Harvesting and utilization opportunities for forest residues in the northern Rocky Mountains: Symposium Proceedings 1979; November 28-30, 1979, Missoula, MT. General Technical Report INT-GTR-110. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.