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Costs, CO2 emissions and energy balances of applying Nordic slash recovery methods in British Columbia

Lindroos, Ola and Nilsson, Björn and Sowlati, Taraneh (2011). Costs, CO2 emissions and energy balances of applying Nordic slash recovery methods in British Columbia. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 26:1, 30-36
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Abstract

This paper evaluates the costs, CO2 emissions and energy balances associated with three potential systems for recovering roadside slash in British Columbia, Canada, in which the biomass is transported as slash, hogfuel or bundles. Costs, CO2 emissions and energy balances of all three systems showed strong dependence on transportation distance and considerably weaker dependence on slash amounts at landing (cutting block size). The results indicate that the hogfuel system is the cheapest, per unit delivered biomass, whereas the bundle system is the most expensive system when transportation distances are short (<100 km) and the slash system is the most expensive when transportation distances exceed 100 km. However, the viability of the systems is strongly dependent on payload assumptions.

Authors/Creators:Lindroos, Ola and Nilsson, Björn and Sowlati, Taraneh
Title:Costs, CO2 emissions and energy balances of applying Nordic slash recovery methods in British Columbia
Series/Journal:Western Journal of Applied Forestry
Year of publishing :2011
Volume:26
Number:1
Page range:30-36
Publisher:Society of American Foresters
ISSN:0885-6095
Language:English
Additional Information:This study was partly funded by Forest Power, a Botnia-Atlantica Cross-border cooperation over mountain and sea co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Nordic Forest Research Cooperation Committee.
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:J Handling, transport, storage and protection of agricultural products > J12 Handling, transport, storage and protection of forest products
K Forestry > K11 Forest engineering
P Natural resources > P05 Energy resources management
P Natural resources > P06 Renewable energy resources
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
Keywords:bioenergy, supply chain, logging residues, composite residue logs (CRL), biomass
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-155
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-155
ID Code:8234
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
External funders:Anton och Eve Fogelins Minne and Stiftelsen Kamratfonden, Naturvetareförbundet and Ångpanneföreningens forskningsstiftelse
Deposited By: Ola Lindroos
Deposited On:17 Aug 2011 08:37
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:46

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