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Title: Cost of whole-tree chips for energy - Louisiana case study

Abstract

A computer simulation model (FSCAT) was used to examine the economics of different combinations of equipment, viz. feller/bunchers, skidders, chippers and chip vans. For each number of skidders there was an optimum number of vans; this number depended on the productivity of the rest of the system and the distance to the mill. Congestion had a significant effect on the economics of the operation. In Louisiana, whole-tree harvesting of chips for energy was marginally feasible, becoming economial only when optimum combinations of equipment were used and downtime was very low.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
For. Sci. Dept., Texas AandM Univ., TX 77843, USA
OSTI Identifier:
5165235
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
For. Prod. J.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; HARVESTING EQUIPMENT; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; LOUISIANA; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; OPTIMIZATION; PRODUCTIVITY; WOOD FUELS; ECONOMICS; ENERGY SOURCES; EQUIPMENT; FEDERAL REGION VI; FUELS; NORTH AMERICA; SIMULATION; USA; 140504* - Solar Energy Conversion- Biomass Production & Conversion- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Massey, J G, McCollum, M P, and Anderson, W C. Cost of whole-tree chips for energy - Louisiana case study. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Massey, J G, McCollum, M P, & Anderson, W C. Cost of whole-tree chips for energy - Louisiana case study. United States.
Massey, J G, McCollum, M P, and Anderson, W C. Thu . "Cost of whole-tree chips for energy - Louisiana case study". United States.
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title = {Cost of whole-tree chips for energy - Louisiana case study},
author = {Massey, J G and McCollum, M P and Anderson, W C},
abstractNote = {A computer simulation model (FSCAT) was used to examine the economics of different combinations of equipment, viz. feller/bunchers, skidders, chippers and chip vans. For each number of skidders there was an optimum number of vans; this number depended on the productivity of the rest of the system and the distance to the mill. Congestion had a significant effect on the economics of the operation. In Louisiana, whole-tree harvesting of chips for energy was marginally feasible, becoming economial only when optimum combinations of equipment were used and downtime was very low.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5165235}, journal = {For. Prod. J.; (United States)},
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volume = 31:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
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