wood energy Articles

  • Spatial model for wood energy analysis

    Fuelwood is one of the major fuels for rural households and cottage industries in developing countries. Most of the fuelwood consumed in rural areas come from nearby forests. The estimates on the availability of fuelwood are based on gross national estimates and may not reflect the local conditions. As a result, planning for wood energy supply and consumption becomes an ad hoc process. In this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wood briquettes packed full of energy

    Konolt manages its energy output using RUF briquetting machinery Timber processors Konold are improving their energy balance with the help of their RUF briquetting machine. Wood waste is being pressed into briquettes to create a uniform combustible material. The heat they produce is then used for process heating and to heat their premises, with the residual heat being used to generate ...

  • Russia turns to wooded heartlands for clean energy

    Russia’s heated conversations with oil company Shell reminded the world of its new role as one of the world’s major oil and gas producers – the debate centred around control of Sakhalin-2, the largest direct foreign investment project in Russia. It will create the world's biggest liquefied natural gas plant in the far east of Russia. Reports suggest that the Russian government wishes to take a ...

  • Wood fuels sources and markets

    Biomass energy is an important source of energy in most Asian countries. Households and industries use substantial amounts of fuel wood, charcoal and other biomass energy, such as agricultural residues, dung, leaves and sawmill residues. The main household applications are cooking and heating whereas industrial applications range widely. This paper provides an overview of estimates on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Electric Wood Hammer Mill

    Why Need an Electric Wood Hammer Mill? As we all know, wood pellet machine is the key part for making sawdust into bio-pellets. While not all materials are suitable for pelletizing directly, for some materials with diameter larger than 5mm, you need to grind them into ...


  • Wood Recycling Firms Shift Markets

    In 1995, Apollo Wood & Metal was one of the many wood processors in southern California struggling to survive the downturn in the cogeneration business. Today, Apollo, located in Fontana (about 40 miles east of Los Angeles), is an entirely different company. It has a new name, Apollo Wood Recovery, and a different market: medium density fiberboard (MDF). In fact, the only thing that hasn’t ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Awareness of Fungi on Wood is Critical to Professionals

    Untitled Document Those who deal with indoor fungal contamination could benefit by understanding more about the biology of common types of fungi on wood and wood products. It may assist in identifying potential ...

  • Vacuuming Wood Dust Can be Hazardous

    It’s well known that wood dust is highly combustible, but the practice of removing it with vacuum trucks can also be dangerous, because of the potential buildup of static electricity. WorkSafeBC has issued a bulletin stating that “static electricity discharges can ignite wood dust and therefore must be eliminated or adequately controlled during vacuuming.” When wood dust or ...


    By SafetySmart

  • TEDx Woods Hole: Ecological Design and Water Reuse

    Water is the basis of all life, and our planet faces deepening challenges related to water purity and availability. Jonathan Todd will discuss advanced ecological design projects, including future directions of sustainable wastewater and water management. This will include harvesting the carbon and nutrients from wastewater and converting them to energy and new resources. He will evaluate the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wood sawdust dryer machine from Fote Machinery

    The advantages of rotary drum sand dryer are as follows: 1. High technical content, self insulation cylinder body, 80% thermal efficiency (single- cylinder dryer is only 35%), coal saving is 68% than single-cylinder dryer and output increases 100%. 2. The length is good for technical layout, 60% shorter than single-cylinder dryer. Also it’s ...


    By Fote Machinery

  • Turning wood chips and sawdust into a valuable solid fuel

    RUF briquetting units are the economical solution for the processing of wood chips and sawdust. Where timber is planed, turned and sanded, manufacturers end up with large quantities of wood chips and sawdust. By briquetting this material, you can recover a valuable solid fuel. Where large quantities are produced, the single briquette pressing system developed by RUF GmbH is the most economical ...

  • What is the Difference between Wood Pellets and Corn Pellets?

    Electric, gas and oil are the traditional methods to heat the house, while they are very expensive. Now the alternative sources such as wood and corn pellets are emerging. These alternative sources of fuel are both environmental friendly and renewable. In the battle of fuel sources, each choice has its own advantages and disadvantages.       The word corn ...


  • Envlva wood pellet emissions - Case Study

    Lundberg Provides Geoenergy" E-Tube" WET ESP Systems For Environmental Compliance At Multiple Pellet Mills A leading North American producer of industrial wood pellets was in need of a cost-effective and reliable solution to reduce their particulate matter and visible emissions from wood dryer systems at their new state-of-the-art pellet mills. Lundberg relocated Geoenergy* E-Tube  Wet ESPs ...


    By Lundberg, LLC

  • A brief history of the New England wood pellet

    Steve Walker started his company in 1992. New England Wood Pellet has grown from a single, “little tiny mill” to a 100,000-tonne plant; a research, development, and fabrication facility called Biofuel Energy Systems; and Palmer Reload and Packaging Center, which packages product brought by rail from B.C. Walker’s next initiative is to bring boilers into the US industrial northeast commercial ...

  • Wood Preserving Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Controlling Stack Emissions in the Wood Products Industry

    Electrostatic precipitation has been a reliable technology since the early 1900's. Originally developed to abate serious smoke nuisances, the manufacturers of zinc, copper, and lead quickly found electric gas cleaning a cost efficient way to recover valuable product carried out of the stacks from furnace operations. Today electrostatic precipitators are found mainly on large power plants, cement ...


  • Polyparameter linear free energy relationship for wood char‐water sorption coefficients of organic sorbates

    Black carbons (BCs), including soots, chars, activated carbons, and engineered nanocarbons, have different surface properties, but we do not know to what extent these affect their sorbent properties. To evaluate this for an environmentally ubiquitous form of BC, biomass char, we probed the surface of a well‐studied wood char using 14 sorbates exhibiting diverse functional groups and then fit ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Physical properties of wood pellets from a novel pelletising process

    In this paper a novel pelletising process is described utilising one-axial compression. Compression tests of saw dust samples were conducted at different applied forces, moisture contents, process temperatures and hold up times using a compression cell powered by an Instron testing machine. Additionally the effect of heating in saturated and unsaturated atmosphere was studied. The densities of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pallets to Garden Products: Value-added Wood Recycling Works

    A business venture of St. Paul’s Neighborhood Energy Consortium demonstrates reuse can generate as much as $3,000/ton. AT ANY MOMENT, there may be over two billion wood pallets in circulation throughout the United States, half of which are used only once. Others are reused over longer periods of time, but eventually almost all — nearly 300 million in the U.S. last year — wind up in the waste ...


  • Greenhouse Gas Dynamics of an Increased Use of Wood in Buildings in Switzerland

    Abstract Long-living wood products contribute to the mitigation of climate change in many ways. They act as a carbon pool during their service life, as they withdraw CO2 from its natural cycle. After their service life, they can stitute for fossil fuels if they are incinerated in adequate furnaces. Furthermore, wood products can stitute for more energy-intense products made of ‘conventional’ ...


    By Springer

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