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Thinning alternatives for forest management; Metsaenkasvatus ja harvennusvaihtoehdot

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Abstract

The amount of economically producible energy wood, the effects of energy wood harvesting on the development of forests, and the changes required by harvesting of energy wood on the forest processing instructions at the area of the Forestry Board of Central Ostrobothnia were investigated. The calculations were made using the Metsaelaskelma (Forest calculation) MELA program. At the energy wood production cost level 45 FIM/MWh, and when the energy wood competes with the industrial wood, the annual energy wood accumulation was about 120 000 m{sup 3}, which would be sufficient for three heating plants using about 100 000 m{sup 3} of chips annually. Even if the fellings of industrial wood would remain on the low level of the beginning of 1990`s the harvesting of energy wood would not become much higher than this. By harvesting of energy wood it is impossible to effect on the forestry state and the future development of the Finnish forests remarkably before the separate harvesting of energy wood becomes profitable. Harvesting of felling residues from spruce predominant final cutting sites and integrated harvesting of pine predominant first thinning forests would be more profitable harvesting methods than the separate harvesting. On the basis of the information on  More>>
Authors:
Mielikaeinen, K; Hirvelae, H; Haerkoenen, K; Malinen, J [1] 
  1. Finnish Forest Research Inst., Vantaa (Finland)
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1995
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
VTT-BIOENERGIA-6-Pt.1
Reference Number:
SCA: 090800; PA: FI-95:003526; EDB-95:154317; SN: 95001485008
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Bioenergy Research Programme. Yearbook 1994. Production of wood fuels; Alakangas, E. [ed.]; PB: 290 p.; Bioenergian tutkimusohjelma. Vuosikirja 1994. Puupolttoaineiden tuotanto
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; WOOD FUELS; FORESTRY; WOOD; HARVESTING; CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ECONOMICS; BIOMASS
OSTI ID:
127517
Research Organizations:
VTT Energy, Jyvaeskylae (Finland). Biofuels
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
Finnish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE96711515; CNN: Project KTM-BIOENERGIA--109; ISBN 952-9500-68-8; TRN: FI9503526
Availability:
OSTI as DE96711515
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
pp. 37-50
Announcement Date:
Jan 17, 2004

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Citation Formats

Mielikaeinen, K, Hirvelae, H, Haerkoenen, K, and Malinen, J. Thinning alternatives for forest management; Metsaenkasvatus ja harvennusvaihtoehdot. Finland: N. p., 1995. Web.
Mielikaeinen, K, Hirvelae, H, Haerkoenen, K, & Malinen, J. Thinning alternatives for forest management; Metsaenkasvatus ja harvennusvaihtoehdot. Finland.
Mielikaeinen, K, Hirvelae, H, Haerkoenen, K, and Malinen, J. 1995. "Thinning alternatives for forest management; Metsaenkasvatus ja harvennusvaihtoehdot." Finland.
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title = {Thinning alternatives for forest management; Metsaenkasvatus ja harvennusvaihtoehdot}
author = {Mielikaeinen, K, Hirvelae, H, Haerkoenen, K, and Malinen, J}
abstractNote = {The amount of economically producible energy wood, the effects of energy wood harvesting on the development of forests, and the changes required by harvesting of energy wood on the forest processing instructions at the area of the Forestry Board of Central Ostrobothnia were investigated. The calculations were made using the Metsaelaskelma (Forest calculation) MELA program. At the energy wood production cost level 45 FIM/MWh, and when the energy wood competes with the industrial wood, the annual energy wood accumulation was about 120 000 m{sup 3}, which would be sufficient for three heating plants using about 100 000 m{sup 3} of chips annually. Even if the fellings of industrial wood would remain on the low level of the beginning of 1990`s the harvesting of energy wood would not become much higher than this. By harvesting of energy wood it is impossible to effect on the forestry state and the future development of the Finnish forests remarkably before the separate harvesting of energy wood becomes profitable. Harvesting of felling residues from spruce predominant final cutting sites and integrated harvesting of pine predominant first thinning forests would be more profitable harvesting methods than the separate harvesting. On the basis of the information on the future net income obtained from the forests, the harvesting of the energy wood seemed, however, to be a profitable alternative. Harvesting of energy wood was not observed to effect on the forest cultivation models remarkably because the harvesting of energy wood was just a small fragment of the complete forest processing chain (first thinning phase) studied, and the economical profitability controlled the thinnings strongly independently on where the wood was utilized. (author)}
place = {Finland}
year = {1995}
month = {Nov}
}