Storage of Two Size Class of Poplar Chips in Northern Italy

L. Pari, F. Gallucci & E. Giannini
Fuel storage is one of the key-point in the biomass energy chain. For instance, it permits to guarantee plants’ supply and get a lower moisture content of the material. Unfortunately, during storage dry matter losses and related energy content losses, occurs. Chips’ size can affect the amount of these losses: more the chips are small, more is the exposed surface, and more an higher dry matter losses can be expected. In Italy not many research...