Energy plant encyclopedia
Poplar, willow and robinia in short rotation Short rotation plantation (SRC) or energy wood from energy forest of fast-growing woody plants (poplar, willow and robinia) on arable or grassland areas represent a valuable and necessary alternative for biogenic raw material supply already today and especially in the future.
(See also Chips) Producing wood chips from energy wood in short rotation faces two fundamental challenges: Fine or bark content in wood chips Water content Exactly, the bark content in willows in short rotation is relatively high, which decreases the quality of goods. Basically, the bark content reduces in total wood chips, the thicker the trunks are in harvesting. […]
We use the term of “wood fuel” not only for biomass from short rotation / energy forest, but also any wood from “natural” growth, such as from forests, which issupplied for energy purposes. With the increased use of wood for energy purposes (energy wood, or wood fuel), it also came to a competitive situation on the timber market in recent […]