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Basic procedures for sampling and analyzing woody biomass

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3318
Author
Marinescu, Marian
Volpé, Sylvain
Desrochers, Luc
Roser, Dominik
Date
January 2015
Edition
39982
Material Type
Research report
Field
Bioproducts
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Author
Marinescu, Marian
Volpé, Sylvain
Desrochers, Luc
Roser, Dominik
Date
January 2015
Edition
39982
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Bioproducts
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Biomass
Bioenergy
Sampling
Physical properties
Moisture content
Particle size
Bulk density
Standards
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 15, No. 5
Language
English
Abstract
Biomass sampling and analysis play decisive roles in determining the characteristics and value of the woody biomass fuel used in bioenergy systems in Canada. Sampling and analysis standards help harmonize the procedures that are used to monitor biomass quality. Because there are no Canada- wide biomass sampling standards, facilities that produce and use woody biomass have developed and implemented in-house sampling procedures of varying degrees of complexity. Given that the use of woody biomass in Canada is predicted to increase, the ability to ensure the quality of biomass will become increasingly important in order to control costs and maximize system efficiency.
BIOMASS
Biofuels
Bioenergy
MOISTURE CONTENT
BULK DENSITY
Bark content
Contamination
ASH
Lignin
CARBOHYDRATES
EXTRACTIVES
Abstract
L’échantillonnage et l’analyse de la biomasse jouent un rôle décisif dans la détermination des caractéristiques et de la valeur des combustibles de biomasse ligneuse utilisés dans les systèmes de bioénergie au Canada. Les normes d’échantillonnage et d’analyse contribuent à harmoniser les méthodes utilisées pour évaluer la qualité de la biomasse. Il n’existe pas de normes d’échantillonnage pancanadiennes; les usines qui produisent ou utilisent la biomasse ligneuse ont donc élaboré et appliqué des méthodes d’échantillonnage maison de niveau de complexité variable. Comme on prévoit une augmentation de l’utilisation de la biomasse ligneuse au Canada, les compétences permettant de garantir sa qualité deviendront de plus en plus importantes pour limiter les coûts et maximiser l’efficacité des systèmes.
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Caractéristiques cruciales de la biomasse pour les applications les plus courantes en bioénergie et biocarburants

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3102
Author
Marinescu, Marian
Date
September 2013
Edition
39759
Material Type
Research report
Field
Bioproducts
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Author
Marinescu, Marian
Date
September 2013
Edition
39759
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Bioproducts
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Biomass
Bioenergy
Moisture content
Physical properties
Advantage
Series Number
Avantage ; Vol. 14, No. 3
Language
French
ISSN
14933381
Abstract
Le présent document décrit les caractéristiques cruciales de la biomasse comme le format et la taille, la teneur en dumidité, la densité apparente, la teneur en feuillage/écorce, la contamination, la teneur en cendres, en lignine, en dydratesde carbone et en produitsd'extraction ainsi que la valeur calorifique pour les applications les plus courantes de production de bioénergie et de biocarburants : combustions directe, gazéification, pyrolyse, torréfacgtion, fermentation et densification. Le document est distiné aux professionnels de la foresterie, de la transformation du bois, des pâtes et papiers et de la biomasse qui cherchent de l'information de base sur ces caractéristiques essentielles.
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Critical biomass attributes of the most common bioenergy and biofuel applications

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39735
Author
Marinescu, Marian
Date
September 2013
Material Type
Research report
Field
Bioproducts
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common bioenergy and biofuel applications Keywords Biomass, Biofuel, Bioenergy, Moisture content
Author
Marinescu, Marian
Date
September 2013
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Bioproducts
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Biomass
Bioenergy
Moisture content
Physical properties
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 14, No. 3
Language
English
ISSN
14933381
Abstract
This primer presents critical attributes such as format and size; moisture content; bulk density; foliage/bark content; contamination; ash, lignin, carbohydrate, and extractive contents; and calorific value of the most common bioenergy and biofuel applications; direct combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, torrefaction, fermentation, and densification. The primer is aimed at forestry, wood processing, pulp and paper, and biomass professionals who are interested in basic information about these critical attributes.
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Humidimètres pour la biomasse

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39765
Author
Volpé, Sylvain
Date
February 2014
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
biofuels – Determination of moisture content – Oven dry method – Part 2: Total moisture – Simplified
Author
Volpé, Sylvain
Date
February 2014
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
17 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Moisture content
Sampling
Measurement
Heat
Advantage
Series Number
Avantage ; Vol. 14, No. 5
Language
English
ISSN
14933381
Abstract
One of the challenges to the use of biomass in heat applications is to find a suitable technology to take quick and accurate moisture content (MC) measurements of comminuted forest biomass. In this study, we tested three difference technologies (electric, nuclear and infrared) and five different tools. Of the three technologies tested, electric is the most promising. It is usually inexpensive (<$1000), requires small-sized samples (10 L), is fast to read (<1 minute) and is relatively accurate with more than 70% of measurements within 5% MC of the oven-dried method.
BIOMASS
MOISTURE CONTENT
TECHNOLOGY
ELECTRIC ANALYZERS
NUCLEAR RADIATION
INFRARED DETECTORS
ACCURACY
MEASUREMENT
TIME
Sample size
Abstract
L’une des difficultés associées à l’utilisation de la biomasse forestière broyée pour produire de la chaleur consiste à trouver une technologie convenable pour prendre rapidement des mesures précises de la teneur en humidité (TH). Pour la présente étude, nous avons mis à l’essai trois technologies (électrique, nucléaire et infrarouge) et cinq appareils différents. Parmi les trois technologies, c’est la technologie électrique qui est la plus prometteuse. Les appareils sont généralement peu coûteux (< 1000 $), nécessitent des échantillons de petite taille (10 L), donnent les résultats rapidement (<1 minute) et sont relativement précis, plus de 70 % des mesures se situant à plus ou moins 5 % de la TH obtenue par la méthode de séchage à l’étude.
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Instrumentation for monitoring performance in a six-storey building in Vancouver built for high energy performance

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7512
Author
Wang, Jieying
Thomas, Tony
Date
March 2018
Edition
49833
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Wang, Jieying
Thomas, Tony
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
March 2018
Edition
49833
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
24 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Monitoring
Performance
Buildings
Energy
Moisture content
Air
Series Number
Transformative Technology ; TT 2018
Language
English
Abstract
This report documents the instrumentation installed for monitoring moisture, indoor air quality and differential movement performance in a six-storey building located in the City of Vancouver. The building has five storeys of wood-frame construction above a concrete podium, providing 85 rental units for residential and commercial use. It was designed and built to meet the Passive House standard and, once certified, will be the largest building in Canada that meets this rigorous energy standard. Although the design and construction focused on integrating a number of innovative measures to improve energy efficiency, much effort was also made to reduce construction costs. One example of the design measures is the use of a highly insulating exterior wall assembly that integrates rigid insulation between two rows of wall studs as interior air and vapour barriers. This monitoring study aims to generate data on long-term performance as part of FPInnovations’ effort to assist the building sector in developing durable and energy efficient wood-based buildings, which is expected to translate into reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions from the built environment. The monitoring focuses on measuring moisture performance of the building envelope (i.e., exterior walls, roof, and sill plates); indoor environmental quality including temperature, humidity, and CO2; and vertical differential movement between exterior walls and interior walls below roof/roof decks. In total, 79 instruments were installed during the construction. The next steps of this study will focus on collecting and analysing data from the sensors installed, and assessing performance related to the building envelope and vertical differential movement. FPInnovations will also collaborate with CanmetENERGY of Natural Resources Canada to monitor heat recovery ventilators and to assess whole-building energy efficiency and occupant comfort. This is expected to start after the mechanical systems are fully commissioned during occupancy. Results of these upcoming phases of work will be published in future reports.
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Matapedia roundwood tarping trials

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Author
Volpé, Sylvain
Date
March 2014
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
. ........................................................................................ 5 Figure 3. Disc samples to determine the initial moisture content in January 2012
Author
Volpé, Sylvain
Date
March 2014
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Moisture content
Drying
Storing
Logs
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 14, No. 8
Language
English
ISSN
14933381
Abstract
The effects of natural drying in relation to the use of tarps on the moisture content of stacked softwood roundwood were examined. Biomass quality logs were stored for a period of 15 months in a mill yard in the Bas Saint-Laurent region of Quebec. The results of the study showed that the roundwood dried naturally during the summer season with moisture content at the end of the season below 30%. Tarping the roundwood piles during the fall and winter prevented an average increase in moisture content of 6%.
Abstract
Cette étude d'entreposage de la biomasse forestière visait à évaluer les effets du séchage naturel par rapport à l'utilisation de bâches sur la teneur en humidité de bois rond résineux au cours d'une période de 15 mois. Des billes de qualité biomasse ont été empilées dans un parc d'usine de la région du Bas-Saint-Laurent, au Québec. Les résultats de l'étude ont démontré que la biomasse séchait très bien naturellement pendant l'été avec un taux d'humidité en fin de la saison estivale en-dessous de 30%. La bâchage des empilements de biomasse au cours de l'automne et de l'hiver a permis d'éviter une augmentation moyenne du taux d'humidité de 6 %.
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Moisture meters from biomass

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39754
Author
Volpé, Sylvain
Date
November 2013
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Volpé, Sylvain
Date
November 2013
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
16 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Moisture content
Sampling
Measurement
Heat
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 14, No. 5
Language
English
ISSN
14933381
Abstract
One of the challenges to the use of biomass in heat applications is to find a suitable technology to take quick and accurate moisture content (MC) measurements of comminuted forest biomass. In this study, we tested three difference technologies (electric, nuclear and infrared) and five different tools. Of the three technologies tested, electric is the most promising. It is usually inexpensive (<$1000), requires small-sized samples (10 L), is fast to read (<1 minute) and is relatively accurate with more than 70% of measurements within 5% MC of the oven-dried method.
BIOMASS
MOISTURE CONTENT
TECHNOLOGY
ELECTRIC ANALYZERS
NUCLEAR RADIATION
INFRARED DETECTORS
ACCURACY
MEASUREMENT
TIME
Sample size
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Méthodes de base pour l’échantillonnage et l’analyse de la biomasse ligneuse

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39994
Author
Marinescu, Marian
Volpé, Sylvain
Desrochers, Luc
Roser, Dominik
Date
January 2015
Material Type
Research report
Field
Bioproducts
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Author
Marinescu, Marian
Volpé, Sylvain
Desrochers, Luc
Roser, Dominik
Date
January 2015
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Bioproducts
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Biomass
Bioenergy
Sampling
Physical properties
Moisture content
Particle size
Bulk density
Standards
Advantage
Series Number
Avantage ; Vol. 15, No. 5
Language
English
Abstract
Biomass sampling and analysis play decisive roles in determining the characteristics and value of the woody biomass fuel used in bioenergy systems in Canada. Sampling and analysis standards help harmonize the procedures that are used to monitor biomass quality. Because there are no Canada- wide biomass sampling standards, facilities that produce and use woody biomass have developed and implemented in-house sampling procedures of varying degrees of complexity. Given that the use of woody biomass in Canada is predicted to increase, the ability to ensure the quality of biomass will become increasingly important in order to control costs and maximize system efficiency.
BIOMASS
Biofuels
Bioenergy
MOISTURE CONTENT
BULK DENSITY
Bark content
Contamination
ASH
Lignin
CARBOHYDRATES
EXTRACTIVES
Abstract
L’échantillonnage et l’analyse de la biomasse jouent un rôle décisif dans la détermination des caractéristiques et de la valeur des combustibles de biomasse ligneuse utilisés dans les systèmes de bioénergie au Canada. Les normes d’échantillonnage et d’analyse contribuent à harmoniser les méthodes utilisées pour évaluer la qualité de la biomasse. Il n’existe pas de normes d’échantillonnage pancanadiennes; les usines qui produisent ou utilisent la biomasse ligneuse ont donc élaboré et appliqué des méthodes d’échantillonnage maison de niveau de complexité variable. Comme on prévoit une augmentation de l’utilisation de la biomasse ligneuse au Canada, les compétences permettant de garantir sa qualité deviendront de plus en plus importantes pour limiter les coûts et maximiser l’efficacité des systèmes.
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Short-term evaluation of the Kobelco BladeRunner ED150 for road rehabilitation

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39815
Author
Partington, Mark
Date
May 2014
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Partington, Mark
Date
May 2014
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
11 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Biomass
Moisture content
Drying
Storing
Logs
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 15, No. 1
Language
English
ISSN
14933381
Abstract
FPInnovations performed short-term productivity studies on a road rehabilitation operation that utilized a Kobelco ED150 BladeRunner. The BladeRunner is a multi-purpose machine that can function as an excavator and a bulldozer, due to its front blade attachment. Productivity studies were also performed on an excavator (John Deere 200C) and bulldozer (Caterpillar D6M) team that performed the same work as the BladeRunner.
ROADS
MACHINERY
HARVESTERS
Abstract
FPInnovations a effectué des études de productivité à court terme dans le cadre d’une opération de remise en état de routes effectuée à l’aide d’un BladeRunner, modèle Kobelco ED150, une machine multifonctions qui peut être utilisée comme excavatrice ou bulldozer en raison de sa fixation frontale pour lames. Des études de productivité ont aussi été réalisées sur une combinaison excavatrice (John Deere 200C) et bulldozer (Caterpillar D6M) qui effectuent les même tâches que le BladeRunner.
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Évaluation de courte durée de la Kobelco BladeRunner ED150 pour la réfection des route

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39941
Author
Partington, Mark
Date
May 2014
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Partington, Mark
Date
May 2014
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
11 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Biomass
Moisture content
Drying
Storing
Logs
Advantage
Series Number
Avantage ; Vol. 15, No. 1
Language
French
ISSN
14933381
Abstract
FPInnovations performed short-term productivity studies on a road rehabilitation operation that utilized a Kobelco ED150 BladeRunner. The BladeRunner is a multi-purpose machine that can function as an excavator and a bulldozer, due to its front blade attachment. Productivity studies were also performed on an excavator (John Deere 200C) and bulldozer (Caterpillar D6M) team that performed the same work as the BladeRunner.
ROADS
MACHINERY
HARVESTERS
Abstract
FPInnovations a effectué des études de productivité à court terme dans le cadre d’une opération de remise en état de routes effectuée à l’aide d’un BladeRunner, modèle Kobelco ED150, une machine multifonctions qui peut être utilisée comme excavatrice ou bulldozer en raison de sa fixation frontale pour lames. Des études de productivité ont aussi été réalisées sur une combinaison excavatrice (John Deere 200C) et bulldozer (Caterpillar D6M) qui effectuent les même tâches que le BladeRunner.
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