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Title: Waste To Wisdom: Utilizing Forest Residues for the Production of Bioenergy and Biobased Products

Abstract

The Waste to Wisdom project was part of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) and funded by the Department of Energy (DE-EE0006297) at an amount of $5.8 million. Our interdisciplinary research team, consisting of academics, business professionals, and land managers, worked together for about four years (September 2013 to December 2017) to: 1) conduct field-based experiments to develop innovative tools and systems that improve the economics, accessibility, and production of quality feedstocks from forest residues, 2) develop and test stand-alone in-woods or near-the-forest biomass conversion technologies (BCTs) for the production of biochar, torrefied wood, and briquettes, and 3) perform analyses to evaluate the economic feasibility of commercial deployment of BCTs and to quantify the life cycle economic and environmental benefits of utilizing forest residues with BCTs for the production of bioenergy and bioproducts. The research papers presented in this Special Issue cover key aspects of the research efforts and findings made by the project team. We encourage the audience to visit the project web site (http://wastetowisdom.com/) to learn more about the team’s research on feedstock development, biomass conversion technologies, and the financial and environmental benefits of utilizing forest residues for production of bioenergy and biobased products. Keywords: Air quality, Biomass conversion technology, Forestmore » harvesting, Woody biomass.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Humboldt State Univ., Arcata, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1541899
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006297
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Engineering in Agriculture
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 34; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1943-7838
Publisher:
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Agriculture

Citation Formats

Han, Han-Sup, Jacobson, Arne, Bilek, E. M., and Sessions, John. Waste To Wisdom: Utilizing Forest Residues for the Production of Bioenergy and Biobased Products. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.13031/aea.12774.
Han, Han-Sup, Jacobson, Arne, Bilek, E. M., & Sessions, John. Waste To Wisdom: Utilizing Forest Residues for the Production of Bioenergy and Biobased Products. United States. doi:10.13031/aea.12774.
Han, Han-Sup, Jacobson, Arne, Bilek, E. M., and Sessions, John. Mon . "Waste To Wisdom: Utilizing Forest Residues for the Production of Bioenergy and Biobased Products". United States. doi:10.13031/aea.12774.
@article{osti_1541899,
title = {Waste To Wisdom: Utilizing Forest Residues for the Production of Bioenergy and Biobased Products},
author = {Han, Han-Sup and Jacobson, Arne and Bilek, E. M. and Sessions, John},
abstractNote = {The Waste to Wisdom project was part of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) and funded by the Department of Energy (DE-EE0006297) at an amount of $5.8 million. Our interdisciplinary research team, consisting of academics, business professionals, and land managers, worked together for about four years (September 2013 to December 2017) to: 1) conduct field-based experiments to develop innovative tools and systems that improve the economics, accessibility, and production of quality feedstocks from forest residues, 2) develop and test stand-alone in-woods or near-the-forest biomass conversion technologies (BCTs) for the production of biochar, torrefied wood, and briquettes, and 3) perform analyses to evaluate the economic feasibility of commercial deployment of BCTs and to quantify the life cycle economic and environmental benefits of utilizing forest residues with BCTs for the production of bioenergy and bioproducts. The research papers presented in this Special Issue cover key aspects of the research efforts and findings made by the project team. We encourage the audience to visit the project web site (http://wastetowisdom.com/) to learn more about the team’s research on feedstock development, biomass conversion technologies, and the financial and environmental benefits of utilizing forest residues for production of bioenergy and biobased products. Keywords: Air quality, Biomass conversion technology, Forest harvesting, Woody biomass.},
doi = {10.13031/aea.12774},
journal = {Applied Engineering in Agriculture},
issn = {1943-7838},
number = 1,
volume = 34,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}