The Lord of the Willow Rings : a study on the effects of biomass harvesting in natural willow rings around prairie wetlands
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|Auteur(s)||Sturris, W. W. J.|
|[S.l.] : [s.n.]|
|Trefwoorden (cab)||biomassa / hout / warmte / bio-energie / hernieuwbare energie / biobrandstoffen / biobased economy|
|Toelichting||The increased interest in using woody biomass as a carbon neutral renewable resource for energy production has been a result of the growing awareness of CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels. A great potential for production of woody biomass in the Prairie Pothole Region was found in willow rings surrounding prairie wetlands. The Biobaler designed by Anderson group in 2006 makes harvesting of willow rings possible. Harvesting of willow rings with a biobaler for biomass production is currently only implemented by the Agroforestry Development Centre in Indian Head, Saskatchewan. Due to the early stage in which the system is situated limited research has been carried out on important aspects regarding this topic.|