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Sustainable bioenergy production from Missouri's Ozark forestsAuthor(s): Henry E. Stelzer; Chris Barnett; Verel W. Bensen
Source: In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 306-313.
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DescriptionThe main source of wood fiber for energy resides in Missouri's forests. Alternative bioenergy systems that can use forest thinning residues are electrical energy, thermal energy, and liquid bio-fuel. By applying a thinning rule and accounting for wood fiber that could go into higher value wood products to all live biomass data extracted from the U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis database for a 44-county area in southern Missouri, we determined that a "typical" Ozark upland hardwood acre would conservatively yield 9.3 green tons as a result of a forest thinning operation.
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CitationStelzer, Henry E.; Barnett, Chris; Bensen, Verel W. 2008. Sustainable bioenergy production from Missouri''s Ozark forests. In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 306-313.
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