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Biomass availability and cost analysis for the Teslin region

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Author
Westermann, Thomas
Marinescu, Marian
Davis, Shayne
Date
September 2015
Edition
40088
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Westermann, Thomas
Marinescu, Marian
Davis, Shayne
Date
September 2015
Edition
40088
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
22 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Bioenergy
Harvesting
Transport
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2015 n.38
Language
English
Abstract
This study addressed biomass availability, harvesting, transportation, and chipping costs for the production of bioenergy in the Teslin region of Yukon. It revealed that significant volumes of standing timber below 20 cm in diameter at breast height (DBH) exist that could be utilized for bioenergy. These volumes, however, would sustain only small electricity generation capacities; however, a more efficient solution would be to utilize the biomass in district heating applications. The study also estimated harvesting, transportation, and chipping costs of low- and high-mechanized systems. These costs will have to be further validated and incorporated into an investment calculator to assess the feasibility of future bioenergy projects in Teslin.
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