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Wood energy-commercial applicationsWood energy is being widely investigated in many areas of the country because of the many obvious benefits of wood fuel such as the low price per million Btus relative to coal, oil, and gas; the wide availability of noncommercial wood and the proven ability to harvest it; established technology which is reliable and free of pollution; renewable resources; better conservation for harvested land; and the potential for jobs creation. The Southeastern United States has a specific leadership role in wood energy based on its established forest products industry experience and the potential application of wood energy to other industries and institutions. Significant questions about the widespread usage of wood energy are being answered in demonstrations around the country as well as the Southeast in areas of wood storage and bulk handling; high capitalization costs for harvesting and combustion equipment; long term supply and demand contracts; and the economic feasibility of wood energy outside the forest products industry.
Document ID
19780020675
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Kennel, R. P. (Ultrasystems, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Res. Center Emerging Energy Alternatives for the Southeastern States
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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