Harvesting and Quality of Willow Biomass Crops
Speakers: Timothy Volk and Mark Eisenbies, SUNY-ESF
the past, harvesting short rotation woody crops has been costly and
often produced material that was not acceptable to end users. In this
month's webinar, we will explore recent developments in the operation of
a single-pass cut and chip harvester used in willow biomass operations
and how improvements to the harvester have reduced costs. We will also
discuss some of the key characteristics of harvested biomass (such as
ash content, moisture content, and chip size) and relate the information
collected from commercial-scale harvests to new International Standard
Organization (ISO) standards for wood chips.
The NEWBio Webinar Series
is hosted by Mike Jacobson
and Sarah Wurzbacher, Penn State University and eXtension Farm
Energy and held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1PM
Eastern time, 12 CT, 11 MT, 10 PT. These online, hour-long
presentations are free to the public, and feature important topics
related to bioenergy in the northeast.
Attend the live webinars at https://meeting.psu.edu/bioenergy - sign in as a guest.
Sarah Wurzbacher, Michael Jacobson