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Type: Report
Author(s): Craig Rawlings; Robert B. Rummer; Chuck Seeley; Craig E. Thomas; Dave Morrison; Han-Sup Han; Levi Cheff; Dave Atkins; Dean Graham; Keith Windell
Publication Date: 2004

ANNOTATION: This study compares the costs of various slash transportation systems and found a roll on/off container system is not competitive with a regular highway chip van, unless part of that distance is inaccessible to the chip van. The roll on/off container system allows for recovery of residue from difficult-to-access locations. There are many variables to consider when determining the cost of hog fuel production and a simple spreadsheet model has been developed to help evaluate those variables as users choose the best combination of options.

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Citation: Rawlings, Craig; Rummer, Bob; Seeley, Chuck; Thomas, Craig; Morrison, Dave; Han, Han-Sup; Cheff, Levi; Atkins, Dave; Graham, Dean; Windell, Keith. 2004. A study of how to decrease the costs of collecting, processing, and transporting slash. Missoula, MT: Montana Community Development Corporation. 21 p.

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FRAMES Record Number: 7647