Processing equipment and equipment configurations that produce high quality feedstock material, with low contamination, and suitable for use with biomass conversion technologies will be identified. Additionally, the effects of different chipping knives and grinding bits on the size distribution of feedstock material, as well as fuel consumption and productivity of the different comminution (i.e. chipping and grinding) technologies will be examined.
Organizations completing task
- Forest Operations Research Laboratory, HSU
- College of Forestry, Oregon State University
- Peterson Pacific Corporation, Steve Morris Logging LLC, and Green Diamond Resource Company
- Analysis of the most efficient and highest quality equipment configuration suitable for use with biomass conversion technologies
- Research article published in a peer reviewed journal, including recommendations for effective comminution methods of forest residues
- Presentation at professional workshops and conferences