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ANR-108NP

Authors as Published

Scott M. Barrett, Extension Specialist, Forest Operations and Biomass Utilization, Forest resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech; W. Michael Aust, Professor, Forest Hydrology, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech; M. Chad Bolding, Associate Professor, Forest Operations/Engineering, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech

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Utilization of woody biomass for energy has increased
substantially in Virginia. While there are a number of
definitions for biomass, woody biomass from forest harvesting
operations typically refers to logging residues
such as limbs, tops, and other unmerchantable material
that would otherwise be left behind on-site after the logging
operation is complete. Logging residues are typically
chipped and then transported to facilities where
they are used for fuel. Biomass harvesting in Virginia
most commonly occurs on integrated harvesting operations
where roundwood and biomass are harvested and
utilized at the same time in a single operation.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

August 7, 2014