Storage of Poplar Chips: Comparison Between Two Different Methods of Conservation and Between Different Chips Size

F. Gallucci, L. Pari, R. Bellacima & M. Barontini
Nowadays, from a quantitative point of view, the woody biomass represents the most important source for energy production. For these reasons, "CRA-ING" is carrying different kinds of storage experiments on chipped poplar coming from Short Rotation Forest plantations (SRF). The experimentation aims to compare the physical characteristics of six chip piles stored using two different methods. In the first one, chips have been covered by a geo¬textile sheet; in the second the woody material remained...