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Bioenergy by Anju Dahiya

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Chapter 4

Wood Bioenergy

William G. Hubbard     Southern Regional Extension Forestry, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

Abstract

Energy created from the direct or indirect conversion of biomass from trees and woody shrubs is known as wood bioenergy. This energy can be derived by directly burning the wood or burning the wood in combination with coal or other fuel sources. It can also be derived indirectly through a number of thermal and/or chemical conversion processes. Wood bioenergy is one of many energy sources that is considered to be renewable or “nondepletive” in nature. Woody biomass that is consumed produces carbon dioxide and other emissions that can be used when young trees are planted and managed. This “carbon neutral” cycle is ...

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