Recovery of forest residues in the southern United States
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Bryce J. Stokes; Donald L. Sirois
Editor(s): Bryce J. Stokes
Publication Year: 1989

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  • residues
  • woody biomass
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FRAMES Record Number: 7616


ANNOTATION: In the mid 1970's, the accelerated price increases for petroleum products forced rapid exploration into and adoption of alternative energy sources. A viable option for the forest industry was the recovery of woody biomass from unmerchantable trees and logging residues. Several studies estimated that an abundance of such forest materials existed in the southeastern United States. Other research concentrated on economical methods of converting forest residues into energy for industrial uses.

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Stokes, Bryce J.; Sirois, Donald L. 1989. Recovery of forest residues in the Southern United States. Pages 32-43 In: Stokes, B.J. (ed.). Proceedings of the International Energy Agency, Task VI, Activity 3 Symposium, 'Harvesting Small Trees and Forest Residues'; 1989 Jun. 5-7; Auburn, AL. USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station.