eBook Wood-Based Energy in the Northern Forests, 1st Edition

  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1461494788
  • ISBN-13: 9781461494782
  • DDC: 333.953909
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 245 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
  • Price:  Sign in for price



This unique book provides the first comprehensive overview of wood based bioenergy in the northern hardwood forests of the Eastern United States. This includes a holistic look at the topic of wood based bioenergy, as well as focused analyses of key topics. This book is relevant to engineers, project developers, foresters, economists, sociologists, environmental scientists and natural resource managers. Most chapters also provide practical hands-on advice for the practitioner, and provide a valuable resource for anyone who is considering developing a woody bioenergy project.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction and Overview.
2: Forestry in the Northeast.
3: The Economic Availability of Woody Biomass Feedstocks in the Northeast.
4: Carbon Cycle Implications of Forest Biomass Energy Production in the Northeastern United States.
5: Traditional Breeding, Genomics-Assisted Breeding, and Biotechnological Modification of Forest Trees and Short Rotation Woody Crops.
6: Biomass Harvesting Systems and Analysis.
7: Residential Wood Heat in the Northeast.
8: Commercial Combustion and CHP Systems.
9: The History of the Wood Pellet Industry on the East Coast.
10: Biofuel Production.
11: Emissions and Health Effects of Wood Biomass Combustion.
12: Linking Knowledge with Action: Applied Social Science Considerations to Improve Woody Bioenergy Research and Development Effectiveness.
13: Financing for Project Development.