Design considerations for a roll crusher/splitter for woody biomass
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): Donald L. Sirois; Colin Ashmore
Publication Year: 1986

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  • harvesting
  • woody biomass
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ANNOTATION: The principal focus of biomass harvesting in the past has been the use of chipping systems to reduce a wide variety of woody materials down to small pieces for easier handling and transporting. However, chipping systems have several short comings that limit their operational environments. For example, a conventional chipping system might not be applicable for harvesting small diameter trees growing in powerline rights-of-ways and energy wood plantations. An alternative to conventional methods of harvesting small diameter trees for energy use is roll crushing/splitting. The concept involves the crushing and splitting of small diameter stems to expedite field drying and to facilitate handling by producing a uniform material for baling or modulating.

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Sirois, Donald L.; Ashmore, Colin. 1986. Design considerations for a roll crusher/splitter for woody biomass. In: Program and abstracts: Fourth Southern Biomass Energy Research Conference; 1986 October 7-9; Athens, GA. Research University of Georgia and TVA/Southeastern Regional Biomass Energy Program