Estimates of national-scale forest carbon (C) stocks and fluxes are typically based on allometric regression equations developed using dimensional analysis techniques. However, the literature is inconsistent and incomplete with respect to large-scale forest C estimation. We compiled all available…
Keywords: Allometric equations, forest biomass, forest inventory, global carbon cycle
Source: Forest Science. 49: 12-35
Measurements and classifications recorded at 24,775 Forest Survey plots established randomly throughout the Southeast comprise a vast source of information on timber stand development. Empirical yield tables developed from this source are reported for major forest types in the Region. These tables…
Keywords: Southeast, yield tables, forest biomass
Source: Res. Pap. SE-245. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 84 p.
Estimation of the amount of carbon stored in forests is a key challenge for understanding the global carbon cycle, one which remote sensing is expected to help address. However, estimation of carbon storage in moderate to high biomass forests is difficult for conventional optical and radar sensors…
Keywords: above-ground biomass, biomass measurement, carbon storage, global carbon cycle, forest biomass, interbiome comparison, LIDAR remote sensing, SLICER sensor
Source: Global Ecology & Biogeography. 11: 393-399
More than half of the commercial forest land in the Southeast Piedment supports hardwood stands held by small nonindustrial private landowners. Only 21 percent of all NIPF stands are fully stocked with growing-stock trees. Only 37 percent of all hardwood biomass harvested from these stands is…
Keywords: Nonindustrial private forest land, forest trends, hardwood forest land, Piedmont forest land, forest biomass, hardwood timber volume, hardwood silviculture
Source: Res. Pap. SE-236. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, 1985. 19 p.
In the 15 western states there are at least 28 million acres of forest that could benefit from some type of mechanical treatment to reduce hazardous fuel loading. It is estimated that about 60 percent of this area could be operationally accessible for treatment with a total biomass treatment volume…
Keywords: Fuel reduction, wildfire prevention, wildfires, prevention and control, fire prevention, West (U.S.), forest biomass, fire ecology, fire management
Source: [Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Research and Development, 2003: iii, 18 pages
Uncertainties in the contribution that biofuels might make in meeting the energy needs of the transportation sector in the western US by 2015 were addressed by combining a spatially-explicit resource inventory and assessment, models of conversion technologies, and transportation costs into an…
Keywords: Renewable energy sources, forest products, West, statistics, marketing, economic aspects, prices, forest thinning, thinning, biomass, utilization, renewable natural resources, sustainable forestry, forest biomass, market surveys, agricultural wastes, biomass energy, fibers, cornstalks, plant fibers, wood waste, statistics, waste products, timber supply, supply and demand, geographic information systems, biomass, forest resources, thinnings, mapping
Source: [Denver, Colo.] : Western Governors' Association, 2008: vi, 86 pages.
The chief technology officers of the American Forest & Paper Association’s Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance recently conducted an analysis of the most feasible and effective routes for forest products facilities in this country to add energy, biofuels and bio-based chemicals to their existing…
Keywords: Paper mills, technological innovations, forest products industry, United States, energy industries, wood waste, utilization, forest biomass, sustainable forestry, renewable natural resources, biomass, energy conservation, biomass energy, paper industry, synthetic fuels, fuelwood, biomass gasification, wood waste as fuel, energy industries, forest resources, renewable energy sources, wood as fuel, biomass fuel
Source: Paper 360. Vol. 3, no. 4 (Apr. 2008): pages 33-37.
Part 1 of this two-part article (published in the April 2008 issue of Paper360°) focused on the technology, operating and investment options for adding biorefinery capacity to existing pulp and paper mills in the U.S. Part 2 examines the financial case for adding such capacity. This two-part…
Keywords: Forest products industry, United States, technological innovations, energy industries, wood waste, utilization, forest biomass, sustainable forestry, renewable natural resources, biomass, energy industry, energy conservation, biomass energy, synthetic fuels, fuelwood, biomass gasification, wood waste as fuel, fuelwood industry, economic aspects, paper industry, forest products, wood-pulp industry, paper mills, forest resources, renewable energy sources, wood as fuel, biomass fuel, biorefining
Source: Paper 360. Vol. 3, nos. 6/7 (June/July 2008): pages 24-28.
In February 2008, the Western Governors’ Association adopted a policy reaffirming the governors’ strong commitment to enhance and diversify the region's transportation fuels portfolio. The Strategic Assessment of Bioenergy Development in the West represents a major step in fulfilling that…
Keywords: Renewable energy sources, forest products, West, statistics, marketing, economic aspects, prices, utilization, renewable natural resources, sustainable forestry, sustainability, forest biomass, market surveys, agricultural wastes, biomass energy, fibers, cornstalks, plant fibers, wood waste, waste products, timber supply, supply and demand, biomass, forest resources, thinnings
Source: [Denver, Colo.] : Western Governors' Association, 2008: iii, 38 pages.
The cellulose nanofibrils that are found in wood and other natural materials are similar to carbon nanotubes in many ways and could be used to strengthen composites for manufacturing.
Keywords: Technological innovations, forest products industry, congresses, forest products research, forest products, research, microstructure, nanotechnology, composite materials, forest biomass, biomass, nanostructured materials, biocomposites, cellulose
Source: Nature nanotechnology. Vol. 2 (Aug. 2007): pages 466-467.