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Processing Woody Debris Biomass for Co-Milling with Pulverized Coal

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  078049.(doi:10.13031/2013.24038)
Authors:   Dana Mitchell, Bob Rummer
Keywords:   biomass, forest engineering, harvesting, logging, chipper, grinder

The USDA, Forest Service, Forest Products Lab funds several grants each year for the purpose of studying woody biomass utilization. One selected project proposed removing small diameter stems and unmerchantable woody material from National Forest lands and delivering it to a coal-fired power plant in Alabama for energy conversion. The Alabama Power Company will test the utilization of the woody biomass in one of their energy production facilities to determine the feasibility of this new market. The Talladega National Forest and the Gadsden Steam Plant are serving as the demonstration areas for the project.

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