Introduction and Overview.- Forestry in the Northeast.- Biomass Availability, Supply and Demand.- Carbon Cycle Implications of Forest Bioenergy Production.- Breeding and Genetics for Future Feedstocks.- Biomass Harvesting Systems and Logistics.- Residential Wood Heat in the Northeast.- Commercial Combustion and CHP systems.- The Wood Pellet Industry in the Northeast.- Biofuel Production.- Emissions and Health Impacts of Wood Biomass Combustion.- Social Considerations.- Financing for Project Development.
This unique book provides the first comprehensive overview of wood based bioenergy in the northern hardwood forests of the Eastern United States. This includes a holistic look at the topic of wood based bioenergy, as well as focused analyses of key topics. This book is relevant to engineers, project developers, foresters, economists, sociologists, environmental scientists and natural resource managers. Most chapters also provide practical hands-on advice for the practitioner, and provide a valuable resource for anyone who is considering developing a woody bioenergy project.
Addresses key aspects of the emerging bioenergy economy
Covers critical facets of wood based bioenergy projects including environmental, economic, and technological implications and requirements
Discusses the various types of wood based bioenergy and how they can be implemented effectively