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Page-Dumroese, Jurgensen, Terry
ANNOTATION: Forest biomass thinnings can potentially impact soil resources by altering soil physical, chemical, and/or biological properties. This paper provides basic recommendations and findings derived from stand-removal studies to guide biomass…
Year: 2010
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

MacDonald
ANNOTATION: FPInnovations calculated the amount of forest biomass generated by timber harvesting operations on Vancouver Island and south coast mainland. Field measurements related the volume of roadside residues to the volume of harvested merchantable…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Hurteau, North
ANNOTATION: This paper provides results of modeling the effects of eight different fuel treatments on tree-based C storage and release over a century, with and without wildfire. Model runs show that, after a century of growth without wildfire, the control…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Nicholls
ANNOTATION: This case study review considers successes and lessons learned from current wood energy systems in Alaska, and also considers opportunities for future bioenergy development. Biomass resources in Alaska are extensive and diverse, comprising…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Perez-Verdin, Grebner, Sun, Munn, Schultz, Matney
ANNOTATION: This study evaluated woody biomass from logging residues, small-diameter trees, mill residues, and urban waste as a feedstock for cellulosic ethanol conversion in Mississippi. Supply and cost of four woody biomass sources were derived from…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Skog, Rummer, Jenkins, Parker, Tittman, Hart, Nelson, Gray, Schmidt, Patton-Mallory, Gordon
ANNOTATION: This paper focuses on describing the methods used to estimate forest biomass supply curves and describing selected overall results of the analysis, including information on all forest and agricultural supply sources and maps indicating the…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Young, Perdue, Hartsell, Abt, Hodges, Rials
ANNOTATION: Optimal locations for biomass facilities that use mill residues are identified for 13 southern U.S. states. The Biomass Site Assessment Tool (BioSAT) model is used to identify the top 20 locations for 13 southern U.S. states. estimates when…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fresco, Chapin
ANNOTATION: In this study, the feasibility of switching from fossil fuels to wood energy in rural Alaskan villages in forested regions of interior Alaska are assessed. This analysis demonstrated that conversion to biomass fuels is economically viable and…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Removing hazardous fuels to reduce the risk of wildfire has become a priority for land managers across the United States. Utilizing biomass taken from forests to cover the cost of fuel reduction is an attractive ideal. Effective utilization could also…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Evans, Perschel
ANNOTATION: This report compares the guidelines for harvesting woody biomass from various states including, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. These biomass harvesting guidelines as well as this paper cover topics such as dead wood,…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Dwivedi, Alavalapati
ANNOTATION: This study analyzes perceptions of four stakeholder groups regarding forest biomass-based bioenergy development in the southern US. Results suggest that NGO representatives perceived rural development as an important opportunity. Government…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Demchik, Abbas, Current, Arnosti, Theimer, Johnson
ANNOTATION: In this paper the impact of combined biomass/fuel reduction harvests on the pools of forest fuels was analyzed to determine whether biomass harvest reduced the cost of mechanical fuel treatments. Two potential biomass harvest systems were…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Conner, Adams, Johnson
ANNOTATION: This paper provides an assessment of the potential for developing a sustainable biomass energy industry in South Carolina. Several possible sources of biomass were analyzed: unutilized logging residue and standing residual inventory trees on…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

ANNOTATION: This publication provides information on the woody biomass materials available in Alabama, timber harvest and price trends and per unit cost comparisons with traditional energy sources. It also contains references to further information that…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Schnepf, Graham, Kegley, Jain
ANNOTATION: This publication outlines the role of forest organic debris (i.e. biomass) in inland northwest forests and provides general management strategies. It will help forest owners and those who work with them ask better questions to plan the best…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wright, Vihnanek
ANNOTATION: Dimensions, volume, and biomass were measured for 121 hand-constructed piles composed primarily of coniferous and shrub/hardwood material at sites in Washington and California. Equations using pile dimensions, shape, and type allow users to…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Becker, Abbas, Halvorsen, Jakes, McCaffrey, Moseley
ANNOTATION: The purpose of this study is to identify and assess utilization challenges in different parts of the United States. The information collected through case studies is used to address persistent conventional wisdoms to biomass utilization that…
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

ANNOTATION: This document describes current US national fuel challenges in the context of increased renewable energy production. There is a description of the Congressionally created Biomass Research and Development Board's mandate: 'to coordinate…
Year: 2008
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Blackard, Finco, Helmer, Holden, Hoppus, Jacobs, Lister, Moisen, Nelson, Riemann, Ruefenacht, Salajanu, Weyermann, Winterberger, Brandeis, Czaplewski, McRoberts, Patterson, Tycio
Annotation: This paper presents a spatially explicit dataset of aboveground live forest biomass made from ground measured inventory plots for the conterminous U.S., Alaska and Puerto Rico. The plot data are from the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory…
Year: 2008
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Lowell, Becker, Rummer, Larson, Wadleigh
This research provides an important step in the conceptualization and development of an integrated wildfire fuels reduction system from silvicultural prescription, through stem selection, harvesting, in-woods processing, transport, and market selection.…
Year: 2008
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

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