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Biomass from intensively cultured plantations as an energy, chemical, and nutritional feedstockAuthor(s): John E. Phelps
Source: In: Hansen, Edward A., ed. Intensive plantation culture: 12 years research. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-91. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 131-138.
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Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionSeveral technologies are described that have been developed to convert wood to fuel, chemicals or food products. Biomass from intensively cultured plantations has potential as a source of material for these energy related technologies. The technologies discussed here include: pyrolysis, gasification, liquefaction, hydrolysis, chemicals from lignin and hemicelluloses, and conversion of wood and foliage to ruminant animal feedstocks. Although these technologies show great promise, most need to become more economically attractive before they can be used on a large scale.
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CitationPhelps, John E. 1983. Biomass from intensively cultured plantations as an energy, chemical, and nutritional feedstock. In: Hansen, Edward A., ed. Intensive plantation culture: 12 years research. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-91. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 131-138.
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