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Heterogeneity of Forest Harvest Residue from Eastern Ontario Biomass Harvests. 2016. Acquah, G.E.; Krigstin, S.; Wetzel, S.; Cooper, P.; Cormier, D. Forest Products Journal 66(3-4):164-175.

Year: 2016

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 39173

Language: English

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DOI: 10.13073/FPJ-D-14-00098

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The environmental and economic problems associated with the use of fossil-based fuels have encouraged a shift to abundant renewable resources, such as forest residues. However, before forest residues can be used as an industrial resource, their properties must be known. This study determined the physical (moisture content, bulk density, and wood/bark ratio) and thermal (elemental composition, thermal reactivity, and energy value) properties of heterogeneous residues generated during commercial harvesting on two forest sites within the Great Lakes St. Lawrence forest of southeastern Ontario. Other factors that can affect these properties, such as duration of storage and location in a storgae pile, were also evaluated.