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A Life Cycle Inventory for Hardwood Fuel Pellets WERC R8 Tennessee 2 2009-DG-11420004-078 Complete $ 63,000 $ 78,567 37996-4570 GRANT 2009 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center life cycle analysis,wood pellet,workshop,Tennessee,hardwood,life cycle inventory,biomass, An important aspect of products marketing and of emerging biofuels technologies is their impact on the environment. Life cycle analysis (LCA) has become the standard method for evaluation the environmental impacts of processes and products. The basis for LCA is the life cycle inventory (LCI), which is an accounting of all of the inputs and outputs related to the product or process being evaluated. Hardwood pellets are an important component of the biofuels programs. Pellets are dry, dense, easily handled, and can be burned directly as a heating fuel or can be a preliminary processing step in a biofuel conversion process. The goal of this project is to develop an LCI for hardwood pellets in the southeastern U.S. This inventory will be an important first component in evaluating the environmental profile of hardwood products as a whole. A workshop will be held to provide information to wood products manufacturers that are considering producing pellets.
A Toolkit for Incentivizing Renewable, Residential Wood Heat WERC NA Maryland 8 2010-DG-11420004-153 Complete $ 63,224 $ 63,529 20912 GRANT 2010 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center Maryland,green heat,woody biomass,biomass,toolkit,webinar,residential,incentives,renewable energy,residential heat, This project resulted in an educational, "Toolkit for Incentivizing Renewable, Residential Heat". The toolkit was developed in collaboration with forestry and biomass industry leaders, non-profits, and policy makers. The toolkit includes information on: 1. A compendium of incentive programs 2. Economic advantages of utilizing wood 3. Potential of job creation 4. Promoting sustainability of forest resources 5. Dangers of increase firewood transport.
Advancing Education and Outreach on Biomass Thermal Energy WERC NA District of Columbia At-Large 2010-DG-11420004-150 Complete $ 58,933 $ 79,893 20036-2701 GRANT 2010 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center Washington, DC,biomass,webinar,education,outreach,wood energy,woody biomass,factsheets,thermal, This project has produced an array of educational tools on biomass thermal energy that will be free and available to the public through Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and WERC.
After The Disaster: Design of A Rapid Deployment Wood Recovery System WERC NA Maine 2 2006-DG-11420004-208 Complete $ 28,474 $ 28,474 04236 GRANT 2006 10.675 Urban and Community Forestry Program biomass,wood waster,wood recovery system,hardwoods,softwoods,design,processing system,natural disasters,invasive species,urban wood utilization,woody biomass,Emerald ash borer,Maine, The project will result in the design of a Rapid Deployment Wood Recovery System for processing woody debris generated from natural disasters and invasive species outbreaks. The proposed recovery system could facilitate the development of a Pre-packaged Recovery & Value-Adding program that would initiate and oversee recovery, value-adding and "green" merchandising activities.
An Educational Effort to Promote the Utilization of Wood Energy in New England, Particularly in the Industrial and Institutional Sectors WERC NA Massachusetts 8 2006-DG-11420004-298 Complete $ 42,936 $ 54,464 01002-2936 GRANT 2006 10.672 Rural Developoment biomass,wood energy,New England,utilization,wood waste,sawdust,wood chips,woody biomass,training,education,Massachusetts, This project will develop and implement a biomass educational program for businesses, entrepreneurs and institutions on the economic, social and environmental benefits of using wood for heat and electricity. It is expected that this project will not only support the economic viability of regional wood industries, but also help to improve the heath of forest ecosystems through the creation of markets for low-value standing trees.
Architects and Energy Professionals - The Missing Link in Wood Energy WERC R8 North Carolina 4 2009-DG-11420004-077 Complete $ 56,027 $ 56,027 27705 GRANT 2009 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center biomass,wood energy,architects,engineers,craftsmen,combusion technology,wood,green building,North Carolina,Pennsylvania, The proposed work aims to help stimulate integration of cleanly converted woody biomass into the American energy mainstream. The team hypothesizes that the absence of wood-energy data in the standards-reference publications used by heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) designers and installers when planning and building energy systems is a significant factor limiting development of clean wood energy markets in the United States. This collaborative project between resource educators and a private resource management firm will evaluate means needed to overcome barriers to public acceptance of advanced wood combustion as a source of renewable energy.
Ash Utilization Options Project: Supporting Biomass Energy Development and Wood Industry Training in Southeast Michigan WERC NA Michigan 7 2006-DG-11420004-268 Complete $ 99,000 $ 544,560 48103-9506 GRANT 2006 10.664 Cooperative Forestry Assistance Emerald ash borer,urban wood utilization,ash,utilization,wood energy,biomass,training,biomass energy demonstration project,Michigan, The project will promote the development of urban wood utilization activities in southeastern Michigan as a tool to aid communities affected by the Emerald ash borer. Through use of demonstration projects and training workshops, the program will support the movement of urban wood resources to local biomass energy projects, build the skills of the local workforce, and strengthen a growing wood products industry in southeastern Michigan.
Ash Utilization Options: Promoting Urban Wood Resource Availability and Market Development in Southeast Michigan WERC NA Michigan 7 2005-DG-11420004-315 Complete $ 197,625 $ 331,084 48103-9506 GRANT 2005 10.672 Rural Developoment biomass,Emerald ash borer,wood energy,urban wood utilization,value added,markets,education,Michigan, The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has killed 10-15 million ash trees in southeastern Michigan, causing environmental and economic damages to this region of the state. In response to the destruction, the Southeast MI Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council began work on its Ash Utilization Options Project in early 2004. This project aimed to reduce wood waste disposal costs for communities, promote sustainable use of urban wood resources, and create economic development opportunities for the area. To date, this project has been successful in creating new market opportunities for EAB-impacted ash wood and in building public support for urban wood utilization programs. Based upon the RC&D’s experiences, the findings of a Tri-State Ash Utilization Meeting, and the Emerald Ash Borer Scientific Advisory Panel’s work, this project will focus on additional needs that have been identified. These needs include programs: 1. To expand the availability of ash and other urban wood resources to potential markets. 2. To further develop urban wood markets. The project will assist the RC&D Council with support for demonstration projects, applied research, training programs, surveys, and outreach efforts to address these issues. Given the significant infrastructure that has already been developed in southeastern Michigan, the additional programming could allow the region to further develop into a model for both sustainable urban wood utilization and for strategic response to invasive species outbreaks.
Assessment of Bio-Oil as a Replacement for Natural Gas for Heating Agricultural Facilities WERC R8 Mississippi 3 2009-DG-11420004-003 Complete $ 75,296 $ 75,296 39762-9820 GRANT 2008 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center biomass energy,biomass,biomass fuel,wood residue, This project provides support to develop liquid fuel produced from sawmill and forest wood waste as a bio-fuel for idle natural gas boilers at greenhouse facilities.
Converting Existing Boiler Plants to Wood Energy: Identifying and Evaluating Opportunities in the Region WERC NA Michigan 7 2011-CA-11420004-365 In Progress $ 70,000 $ 17,500 48103-9506 COOP 2011 10.664 Cooperative Forestry Assistance Michigan,boilers,assessment tool,wood energy,biomass,life cycle analysis, The project will provide an updated version of the Michigan boiler database analysis, identify new opportunities for wood energy use in Michigan and in other states, and investigate the use of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) as a tool in evaluating and encouraging wood and wood/solar thermal energy projects.
Development of an Expert System to Assess the Opportunities to Use Wood Residue as a Commercial and Industrial Fuel Source in the Appalachian Region. WERC NA West Virginia 1 2006-DG-11420004-187 Complete $ 65,261 $ 65,914 26506-6125 GRANT 2006 10.675 Urban and Community Forestry Program biomass,wood residue,feed stock,assessment,Cytec Industries,wood energy,woody biomass,West Virginia,life cycle analysis,feasibility study, Due to rising energy costs, many industries are interested in developing new energy systems based on woody biomass. Those industries interested in converting existing systems or in developing new systems for energy production from biomass, face a number of challenges. These include the development of detailed feasibility analyses for the conversion process as well as current information on the availability, characteristics, and economic constraints of woody biomass resources. The goal of this project is to develop a fully integrated life cycle study for the development of a biomass based energy system for a major manufacturing firm in West Virginia. Components of the life cycle study will be integrated into an expert system that will be made available to other companies interested in developing woody biomass based energy systems. The West Virginia Development Office Energy Efficiency Program will coordinate the use of the developed expert system.
Establishing Long-Term Fuel Supply Agreements for Wood Energy Facilities WERC NA New York 20 2007-DG-11420004-105 Complete $ 47,500 $ 76,500 12203 GRANT 2007 10.678 Forest Stewardship biomass,financial analysis,green energy,sustainable forest management,sustainable forestry,biomass energy,wood energy,biomass fuel,supply chain,diesel fuel,New York,biomass suppliers,biomass energy develolpers, As interest in large-scale biomass power and bio-fuel production increases, developers are constantly evaluating fuel pricing and fuel purchase strategies. Unlike other commodities, wood fuel trades almost exclusively on a spot market, and the inability to obtain long-term contracts has proven to be a significant challenge for developers, particularly in the northeastern United States. Project cooperators will work with all segments of the wood fuel supply chain (e.g. sawmills, loggers, foresters, forest landowners, and truckers) and the biomass project development community (developers of biomass power projects, banks, investors, and customers) to determine if there are ways to provide secure, known-price long-term contracts that are acceptable to both parties, that provide a high level of certainty on future fuel prices, and that are legally enforceable.
Feasibility Study for a Community Wood Reclamation System WERC NA Illinois 18 2010-DG-11420004-107 Complete $ 65,000 $ 65,000 62702 GRANT 2010 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center Illinois,reclamation center,community reclamation cetner,feasibility study,biomass,wood energy,urban wood utilization,Ribbins Community Power,Urban Enterprise Zone,secondary hardwood industries,webinar,recycling, A feasibility study for a community wood reclamation system (CWRS) will be conducted. The study will identify potential supplies and markets, review operational logistics and organizational options, and create financial projections for a multi-municipality staging center for tree removal, reclamation, and distribution. A pilot center will be examined at Robbins Community Power (RCP), a start-up biomass energy plant. Options for creating satellite locations and franchising the system will be explored. The proposed CWRS will source wood chips for RCP’s biomass energy needs, in addition to diverting higher quality material for grade lumber, pallet cants, railroad ties, and other higher value uses. The findings are detailed in the project's accomplishment report and a webinar.
Feasibility Study for Waste to Energy Project at the Sudley Landfill Site in Anne Arundel County, MD WERC NA Maryland 3 2006-DG-11420004-311 Complete $ 40,000 $ 45,000 21403 GRANT 2006 10.672 Rural Developoment biomass,gasification,feasibility,horse manure,ethanol,feed stock,landfill gas,electrical generation,wood energy,feasibility study,green energy, The project is a study that will determine the technical and economic feasibility of building a pilot waste to energy plant on the site of the Sudley Landfill in Anne Arundel County, MD. The study will focus on wood waste, horse manure, and landfill gas. The technology to be analyzed in this project is biomass gasification.
Forest Enterprise Resource Project WERC NA New York 24 2007-DG-11420004-103 Complete $ 30,000 $ 40,000 13472 GRANT 2007 10.678 Forest Stewardship biomass,knowledge transfer,software,technology transfer,workshop,New York,volume tables,scaling,roundwood valuation,measurement conversion, In order to help minimize transaction costs associated with operational and investment decision making in the forest products industry, six stand-alone reference publications will be developed on tree and biomass volumes, hardwood and roundwood scaling and valuation, and forest products. Two software programs will be created for forest products and measurements conversion and biomass estimation. A workshop package will be developed and offered on timber biomass volume estimation. Resources developed for the project will be distributed to end-users in the forest products industry and to instructors at technical schools.
Fuels for Schools and Beyond: New England Biofuels Cluster Enhancement WERC NA Maine 2 2007-DG-11420004-227 Complete $ 83,072 $ 83,086 04347 GRANT 2007 10.678 Forest Stewardship biomass,biomass energy,biomass fuel,business planning,Maine,pellets,wood energy, Cooperating organizations will develop a life-cycle business model connecting all elements of the biofuels supply and demand chain: underutilized low value wood fiber in the form of wood chips and pellets, wood pellet manufacturers, solid fuel combustion equipment manufacturers, installers, and service representatives, and both residential and commercial demand sources.
Harvesting Biomass: A Demonstration Project WERC NA New York 24 2010-DG-11420004-076 Complete $ 50,000 $ 50,000 13472 GRANT 2010 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center New York,timber harvesters,loggers,publication,demonstration,business model,biomass,contractual arrangements,Northeastern Logger's Asspcoatopm,webinar,workshop,business planning, Viable small business models and methods for timber harvesters will be highlighted and described. Presentation of this information is intended to be a useful resource for timber harvesting businesses that are adapting to the emergence of new markets for woody biomass. Successful timber harvesting businesses that supply woody biomass markets in locations throughout the eastern hardwood region will be profiled. The information gathered from these businesses will include interviews and advice, equipment arrays, contractual arrangements, and organizational models, as well as photographs and video of equipment, operations and techniques. A hard copy publication with photographs will be published by the Northeastern Loggers’ Association. A second document, which includes video clips will be developed and distributed.
Healthier Forests Through Sustainable Energy: Building Professional Consensus WERC NA District of Columbia At-Large 2011-DG-11420004-343 Complete $ 78,508 $ 90,788 20036-2701 GRANT 2011 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center biomass,wood energy,HVAC,heating,cooling,air conditoning,Washington, DC,energy equipment,webinar,training,library, This project leverages findings of a prior WERC funded study in ways that expands opportunities to apply modern wood heating and cooling technologies to advance America’s environmental, economic, and energy efficiency goals. Tools developed by project collaborators will help heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) professionals, wood energy equipment manufacturers, and other stakeholders interact, and together address challenges and opportunities for specifying biomass fueled HVAC equipment in the commercial buildings sector. Adoption of practices that lead to increased sales of advanced combustion equipment by wood thermal energy professionals will be stimulated, and as a result, increased value of low-grade timber that can be sold in the fuel market. Perceived roadblocks will be overcome to increase use of woody biomass in commercial and industrial heating or cooling systems by encouraging interaction between HVAC /building design professionals, wood energy advocates and other stakeholders
HONE! Expansion - Transfer the Hone Online Calendar/Database and Expand the System to Include Forestry Continuing Education Opportunities WERC NA Maryland 8 2011-CA-11420004-247 In Progress $ 10,000 $ 10,000 20814 COOP 2011 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center forestry information,biomass,training,Maryland,web-based application, The Society of American Foresters will incorporate and expand the HONE! trainer/trainee database system to include a greater variety of training topics including a broad range of forestry topics.
Implementing Wood Fired Heating and Cooling in the District of Columbus WERC NA District of Columbia At-Large 2011-CA-11420004-374 In Progress $ 350,000 $ 88,000 20003 COOP 2011 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center biomass,wood energy,District of Columbus,feasibility study,heating and cooling, This project explores the possibility of bringing wood energy thermal technology into the District of Columbia to be utilized at commercial, institutional, or industrial scale.
Incentivizing Bio-energy While Protecting Established Biomass-based Industries WERC NA Minnesota 5 2010-DG-11420004-111 Complete $ 21,600 $ 21,600 55403 GRANT 2010 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center Minnesota,biomass,bio-energy,incentives,renewable energy,assessment, Current incentives for the development of bioenergy have the potential to negatively impact established biomass-based industries through increased costs, competition for supplies, and perhaps other unidentified cause and effect relationships. This project will catalog the incentives that could impact the domestic wood products industry (both positively and negatively) and strive to identify a win-win scenario for bioenergy investments and the strengthening of complementary bio-based industries. The results of the project will be shared through a report and webinar with the goal of increasing understanding on the part of both policymakers and the hardwood industry of the impact of recently enacted and proposed policies.
Increasing Opportunities to Use Forest as an Energy Source WERC NA District of Columbia At-Large 2007-DG-11420004-108 Complete $ 30,000 $ 36,000 20001 GRANT 2007 10.678 Forest Stewardship biomass,green energy,knowledge transfer,residues,technical assistance,wood energy,wood residue,wood waste,woody biomass,Washington, DC, The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) developed a strategy to encourage and guide development of biomass (specifically wood) use for thermal, electric, and biofuel/bioproducts applications in the United States. This project will provide the foundation for State Foresters, their agencies and partners, to take an informed role in leading policy and economic efforts to substantially and responsibly increase the use of woody biomass as an energy source.
Increasing the Competitiveness of the Primary and Secondary Hardwood Industry through Implementation of Combined Heat and Power Systems WERC NA Pennsylvania 5 2010-DG-11420004-152 Complete $ 74,076 $ 73,959 16802-6393 GRANT 2010 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center Pennsylvania,combined heat and power,wood energy,biomass,woody biomass,case study,feasibility,feasibility study,CHP,publication,resource guide,webinar,manual,energy audits, This project completed a comprehensive set of activities to assist with the adoption of combined heat and power (CHP) systems by companies in the primary and secondary hardwood industries thereby increasing their economic competitiveness. Activities included: 1.) Research, compilation, and distribution of an all-inclusive CHP technical resource guide targeted at hardwood industry, done in conjunction with PennTAP, Penn State University’s College of Engineering, and Penn State’s Mid Atlantic Clean Energy Applications Center. 2.) Education and training on biomass CHP in the hardwoods industry through seminars and webinars. 3.) Promotion of CHP through technical assistance as well as a demonstration project to showcase new generation CHP technology and feasibility. 4. Performing four energy efficiency reviews for wood industry companies in Pennsylvania. Involve students from Penn State University in data review, testing, and recommendation development.
Local Impact of Woody Biomass Energy Projects: Quick Assessment Tools for Planners and Community Leaders WERC NA New York 25 2011-DG-11420004-362 Complete $ 39,892 $ 43,946 13209 GRANT 2011 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center biomass,New York,wood energy,software,assessment tool,planners,community leaders,woody biomass, A team of industry specialists assembled by the New York Biomass energy alliance and developed user-friendly software tools to help planners, development officials and other community leaders evaluate proposed woody biomass-based energy projects and engage community members concerning impacts that increased use of woody biomass would have both in the three most common areas of concern - the condition of local forests (forest health), air quality, and highway traffic - as well as potential benefits in terms of local economic activities, tax revenues, and employment. The tool was tested in communities in several Northeastern states.
Mechanized Timber Harvesting Training for Biomass Harvesters WERC NA Missouri 4 2011-DG-11420004-328 In Progress $ 35,800 $ 36,610 65101 GRANT 2011 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center Missouri,biomass,training,mechanical harvesting,wood energy,workshop,web-based resources,renewable energy, The State of Missouri has mandated that 15 percent of the state’s energy needs must be met by renewable energy sources by the year 2021. This provides a much needed market for wood from Missouri’s forests. As the wood energy industry develops in the state, many types of training must occur to assist in the harvesting, processing, and transporting of woody biomass from the forest. To address the need for training, two specific activities will occur during the course of this project. The first activity is to conduct at least four mechanized biomass harvesting training sessions which will consist of hands-on training with fully mechanized harvesting operations and biomass wood processors (primarily mid-sized chippers) in combination with classroom type training covering system applicability, operation and maintenance techniques, low-impact harvesting, and system production and cost analysis. The second activity is to develop web-based and DVD-based training modules based on existing biomass and watershed Best Management Practices (BMP) manuals.
Mechanized Utilization/Processing of Urban Trees WERC NA Wisconsin 7 2010-DG-11420004-108 Complete $ 48,500 $ 50,300 54515 GRANT 2010 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center Wisconsin,Emerald ash borer,urban wood utilization,harvesters,mechanical harvesting,workshop,webinar,DVD,cost analysis,time study,invasive species,biomass, With the spread of invasive insects & diseases throughout the Great Lakes Region, specifically emerald ash borer (EAB), there is a need for the safe and efficient removal of infected trees. With the projected increased volume of urban wood being cut there is an opportunity to maximize the utilization of these trees. A rubber-tired processor could potentially process 10 to 20 times as many trees in a day as a three man hand crew, thus substantially reducing the overhead cost of urban forestry treatments that target diseased/infected trees.
Multiple Wood Using Systems at One Location WERC NA Michigan 1 2007-DG-11420004-281 Complete $ 53,000 $ 70,000 49920 GRANT 2007 10.678 Forest Stewardship biomass,business planning,economic assessment,feasibility study,manufacturing technologies,raw material availability,secondary hardwood industries,waste recovery,wood energy,wood residue,woody biomass,Michigan,Wisconsin, The goal of the project is to identify wood energy manufacturing processes and production systems that would be compatible at specific geographical locations, including wood pellets, wood briquettes, bio-oil, wood ethanol, wood shavings, wood flour, and biomass energy. Installing multiple product production systems at single locations will potentially allow for better utilization of wood waste and forest residues, while allowing companies to diversify their product line.
Natural Hydrogels from Low Value Forest Products WERC R8 Alabama 3 2007-DG-11420004-235 Complete $ 87,441 $ 87,838 36849-5327 GRANT 2007 10.678 Forest Stewardship biomass,hemicellulose,hydrogel,xylans, The goal of the project is to prepare "green" hydrogels based on oligomeric xylans obtained from low value wood biomass and chitosan, an abundant waste product of the shellfish industry. The hydrogels will be characterized by their high swelling capacity and mechanical stability in the swollen state, as well as their compound delivery potential. Hydrogels can function as super-absorbents absorbing undesired liquids up to 1000 times their weight, or as release systems in films, beads, coatings and fibers, delivering drugs or other active compounds.
Production of Ethanol from West Virginia Wood Waste WERC NA West Virginia 2 2006-DG-11420004-266 Complete $ 16,010 $ 19,080 25560 GRANT 2006 10.680 Forest Health Protection biomass,ethanol,wood waste,fermentation,feasibility,hydrolysis,wood residue,woody biomass,sawdust,hardwoods,West Virginia, A study was conducted to investigate and potentially develop an economically feasible process for converting wood residues, such as sawdust, to fuel grade ethanol.
Sawmill Small Business and Marketing Education Project WERC R8 Arkansas 1 2005-DG-11420004-323 Complete $ 21,176 $ 22,860 72112-3692 GRANT 2005 10.672 Rural Developoment Arkansas,economic competitiveness,education,ISPM 15,phytosanitation,wood packaging,wood pallets,biomass,biomass energy,biomass fuel,charcoal,sawdust,wood chips,wood residue, This project provides a strategy to improve the economic competitiveness of the wood products manufacturing industry in north central Arkansas. Project goals include providing educational and informational opportunities to the wood products industry located within the RC&D area. Emphasis includes educational opportunities pertaining to wood pallet and packaging phytosanitation requirements for wood packaging materials going overseas as well as a focus on the state and federal economic incentive and assistance programs available to finance upgrades and business expansion.
Smethport Woody Biomass Demonstration Project WERC NA Pennsylvania 5 2009-DG-11420004-084 Complete $ 63,556 $ 63,556 16749 GRANT 2009 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center Pennsylvania,biomass,wood energy,combined heat and power,rural community strategies,feasibility study, Develop a comprehensive engineering feasibility study and business plan in support of a woody biomass renewable energy combined heat and power (CHP) project. The project seeks to promote localization of energy production by building a carbon-neutral, green energy, combined heat and power plant that will provide residential and commercial heat as a utility and generate electricity for Smethport Borough electric customers.
The Eastern Hardwood Forest Region Woody Biomass Energy Opportunity WERC NA Massachusetts 8 2006-DG-11420004-300 Complete $ 70,000 $ 70,000 02129 GRANT 2006 10.672 Rural Developoment biomass,economic assessment,wood energy,hardwoods,domestic energy supply, This project will examine, from an economic perspective, the opportunity to use woody biomass energy in the eastern hardwood forest region. The assessment will encompass value-creating opportunities from procuring the raw material through to the end market. The economic drivers will be identified and evaluated.
Torrefaction of Hardwood Biomass for Electricity Production WERC R8 South Carolina 2 2008-DG-11420004-114 Complete $ 100,000 $ 160,000 29223-3135 GRANT 2008 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center biomass,biomass energy,biomass fuel,torrefaction,North Carolina,South Carolina,bio-energy, This project will demonstrate how the in-forest torrefaction of woody biomass, from eastern hardwoods in North and South Carolina, will improve the efficacy of this feedstock as a bio-fuel, increase its energy density, allow woody biomass to be shipped from poor market areas greater distances to areas of higher demand, increase its storage life and potentially eliminate or reduce the need for utilities to invest in costly equipment upgrades, in order to co-fire woody biomass along with coal.
Workshop for Biofuels from U.S. Hardwoods WERC R8 North Carolina 2 2011-DG-11420004-279 Complete $ 23,213 $ 25,427 27695-8003 GRANT 2011 10.681 Wood Education and Resource Center boifuels,North Carolina,North Caroolina State University,markets,wood energy,workshop,training,hardwood,manufacturers,biomass, The goal of this project was to present currently available information that has been developed in the field of biofuels (markets, supply and demand, technologies, products, opportunities and challenges) to hardwood products manufacturing managers. A detailed report listing the topics covered, are included in the final accomplishment report. In addition, a webpage will be created to make the information presented in the seminar easily accessible by the participants and general public.
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