Analysis of Possible Harvest and Logistical Systems for Cultivation of Short Rotation Willow Coppice under Swedish Conditions

A. Baky, M. Forsberg, N. Jonsson, M. Sundberg & H. Rosenqvist
There is a need for alternative harvesting techniques to direct chipping. Mainly due to that direct chipping is a system that demands direct delivery of SRC when harvested. Alternative systems are bundle and billet harvesting, both systems generating a product that can be stored and delivered when needed by customer. The objective is to evaluate alternative systems as an option and complement to direct chipping. Costs were calculated for three systems from field to energy...