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Enciclopedia per le piante energetiche

Glossario

Sida plant

(See also Sida, Sida east, Sida hermaphrodita) The Sida plant (= Sida hermaphrodita l. rusby) is one of the newer extensive energy plants. According to our knowledge, only in Poland, there is some decades-long experience with Sida. Botanically, it is a perennial, i.e. a long-lasting, herbaceous, deciduous plant. In late autumn, it accumulates nutrients in its roots […]

Willows

Especially in Sweden, experts have been breeding willows for the cultivation of energy woods. We also sometimes hear about sporadic initiatives from Poland, Italy and England; however, we have not had any experience with them so far. Willows are more suitable for short-term to medium-term rotations, such as 2-7 years with the stocking of about […]

Wood chips

(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. […]

Wood fuel

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 […]

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