Analysis of Biomass Transport Cost and Proposal of a New Solution for Improving the Transport of Biomass from Portuguese Forest

A. Ramos, V. Pratas, C. Relvas, A. Completo & J.A. Simões
Extensive utilization of truck transportation of chip residues in a short transportation distance and country landform increases the transportation cost. Therefore it is important to study the transportation cost. This study intends to understand the biomass transportations and improve the transport process to reduce the transportation costs. We analyze the shredder forest biomass cost transportation, with normal humidity and possibility to compress the biomass chip residues in a truck transport to reduce transportation costs associated...