Efficient Harvest and Storage of Field Wood for Profitable Production of Bioenergy from Short Rotation Coppice

R. Pecenka, H. Lenz, C. Idler, W. Daries & D. Ehlert
Harvesting short rotation coppice (SRC) cost-efficiently as well as high dry matter losses during storage are still matters of much concern. Equipment and techniques are being developed and some are currently available commercially. However, it does not necessarily work efficiently for farmers. In dependence to storage time and chip size determined by the cutting system used for harvest, the common SRC harvest lines supply woody biofuels of very different quality. Own experiments and investigations have...