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Assessment of how forest production currently not used would be obtained for energy purposes, and fron this an evaluation of management methods most appropriate to production of wood for energy purposes. Final report

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Abstract

For existing plantings and management, the availability of residues and energy in the forest and from the wood processing industry in the United Kingdom has been shown to be 885kt/y for 1977 and 2520kt/y for 2000. Biomass available in 2000 from thinning of existing forests is likely to range from 600kt/y up to much higher levels if the markets for small roundwood remain weak. Energy plantations of two types have been examined in detail, coppice for the better conditions, single stem growth for the more difficult sites. Suitable species have been evaluated, and areas of land which are at present only partially utilized for food production have been identified. Depending on the conditions, yields are likely to vary from 5 to 20 t/ha/y giving a potential yield of forest biomass of 16M dry t/y from 1.5M ha. Costs of biomass per uit energy, on-site, from residues, processing, thinnings and plantations are less than the current price of coal.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1981
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
EUR-7550-EN
Reference Number:
ERA-07-040418; EPA-08-003941; EDB-82-108188
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; BIOMASS; RESOURCE POTENTIAL; UNITED KINGDOM; WOOD WASTES; AVAILABILITY; BIOMASS PLANTATIONS; MANAGEMENT; WOOD FUELS; WOOD PRODUCTS INDUSTRY; ENERGY SOURCES; EUROPE; FUELS; INDUSTRY; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SOLID WASTES; WASTES; WESTERN EUROPE; 140504* - Solar Energy Conversion- Biomass Production & Conversion- (-1989); 299003 - Energy Planning & Policy- Unconventional Sources & Power Generation- Other- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
5392779
Research Organizations:
Department of Energy, London (UK); Aberdeen Univ. (UK)
Country of Origin:
CEC
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE82904014
Availability:
Commission of the European Communities, Directorate-General for Information Market and Innovation, Jean Monnet Building, Luxembourg.
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 159
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Citation Formats

King, G H. Assessment of how forest production currently not used would be obtained for energy purposes, and fron this an evaluation of management methods most appropriate to production of wood for energy purposes. Final report. CEC: N. p., 1981. Web.
King, G H. Assessment of how forest production currently not used would be obtained for energy purposes, and fron this an evaluation of management methods most appropriate to production of wood for energy purposes. Final report. CEC.
King, G H. 1981. "Assessment of how forest production currently not used would be obtained for energy purposes, and fron this an evaluation of management methods most appropriate to production of wood for energy purposes. Final report." CEC.
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author = {King, G H}
abstractNote = {For existing plantings and management, the availability of residues and energy in the forest and from the wood processing industry in the United Kingdom has been shown to be 885kt/y for 1977 and 2520kt/y for 2000. Biomass available in 2000 from thinning of existing forests is likely to range from 600kt/y up to much higher levels if the markets for small roundwood remain weak. Energy plantations of two types have been examined in detail, coppice for the better conditions, single stem growth for the more difficult sites. Suitable species have been evaluated, and areas of land which are at present only partially utilized for food production have been identified. Depending on the conditions, yields are likely to vary from 5 to 20 t/ha/y giving a potential yield of forest biomass of 16M dry t/y from 1.5M ha. Costs of biomass per uit energy, on-site, from residues, processing, thinnings and plantations are less than the current price of coal.}
place = {CEC}
year = {1981}
month = {Jan}
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