Woody Biomass Sources
Biomass is a raw material that is renewable and an alternative to conventional energy sources. The United States Forests provide a large quantity of woody biomass such as: logging residues, mill residues, and plantation thinnings. Woody biomass has great potential to contribute to the energy needs of this country. For years, the forest products sector has used residues to power and heat their operations. This technology along with the evolving biofuel research developments has opened the door for woody biomass utilization for all industries not just the traditional forest sector.
Logging Residues: The above ground woody portions of harvested trees that are not suitable for use as lumber or pulp. For merchantable trees, this includes the limbs and unmerchantable tops of the trees. This also includes whole trees that are harvested, but are too small or damaged to be used for conventional forest products.
 
BioSAT Logging Residues Categories:
  • Total Logging Residues
    • Hardwood Total
      • At Landing
      • In Woods
    • Softwood Total
      • At Landing
      • In Woods
Mill Residues: Wood wastes that are generated in wood-using mills when wood or wood products are converted to other products. Examples are slabs, edgings, trimmings, sawdust, shavings, veneer cores and clippings, and pulp screenings. Includes bark residues and wood residues (both coarse and fine materials) but excludes logging residues.
 
BioSAT Mill Residues Categories:
  • Total Mill Residues
    • Hardwood Total
      • Clean
      • Unclean
    • Softwood Total
      • Clean
      • Unclean
Merchantable Trees: Trees of high enough quality to be sold as pulpwood or sawtimber.
 
BioSAT Merchantable Trees Categories:
  • Lowland Hardwood Total
    • Sawtimber Total
      • Gross Growth
      • Net Growth
      • Removals
    • Pulpwood Total
      • Gross Growth
      • Net Growth
      • Removals
  • Mixed Natural Softwood and Hardwood Total
    • Sawtimber Total
      • Gross Growth
      • Net Growth
      • Removals
    • Pulpwood Total
      • Gross Growth
      • Net Growth
      • Removals
  • Natural Softwood Total
    • Sawtimber Total
      • Gross Growth
      • Net Growth
      • Removals
    • Pulpwood Total
      • Gross Growth
      • Net Growth
      • Removals
  • Pine Plantation Total
    • Sawtimber Total
      • Gross Growth
      • Net Growth
      • Removals
    • Pulpwood Total
      • Gross Growth
      • Net Growth
      • Removals
  • Upland Hardwood Total
    • Sawtimber Total
      • Gross Growth
      • Net Growth
      • Removals
    • Pulpwood Total
      • Gross Growth
      • Net Growth
      • Removals
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