To get the answer, we have to analyze our wishes by considering the following points:
Advantages of new technology
Ecological and financial advantages of new technologies: investors can obtain the answers to basic questions using the cost models of various technologies.
The calculations for different techniques will be added during the project’s implementation.
Increase public responsibility
Responsible use of wood is the foundation for sustainable development for it ensures suitable renewal of a resource which can always be at our disposal. An optimal use of wood biomass would ensure the wood industry’s development and strengthen the environment and the local economy.
The use of wood is environmentally friendly and would help decrease CO2 emission values into the atmosphere. Modern, energy efficient devices and technologies provide the environment with even friendlier wood burning. The use of local wood biomass would also decrease transport routes. Moreover, compared to liquid and gas fuels there is practically no risk of an ecocatastrophe during transport and storage. As an alternative to fossil fuels, the use of wood biomass would also ensure better care of forests, enhancing forest care and quality. This would also enable us to economically reuse deserted areas thereby delivering a wider palette of products to the economy. This would consequently create many new job positions not only in the agricultural sector but also in the industry and service sectors. The result would be a stronger regional economy. The funds for purchasing imported fossil fuels would therefore stay at home and enable further investments. Last but not least, wood is not susceptible to global crises, such as wars and similar.
Different types of forest-generated wood energy:
1. Logs: sawn wood, even split if necessary to attain better energy use in stoves, fireplace stoves or boilers for central heating in houses or apartments. Usually, chopped wood ranges from 15 to 100 cm in length.
2. Firewood: sawn or chopped wood, usually 15 to 50 cm long. It is obtained directly from low quality round wood or previously made meter-long round wood or split logs. Firewood is a traditional type of wood fuel.
3. Split logs: wood split and cut to lengths of 50 to 100 cm or more. It is obtained from low quality round wood of over 10 cm in diameter.
4. Round wood: long pieces of round wood usually cut to lengths of 50 to 100 cm. It is obtained from fine low quality round wood of up to 10 cm in diameter.
5. Wood chips: machine crumbled (ground or chipped) pieces of wood of irregular rectangular shapes usually ranging from 5 to 15 cm in length. They are made from fine wood (wood with a small diameter: e.g. fine wood from forest thinning, branches, crowns of trees), low-quality wood or from wood residues.
6. Rough wood chips: energy wood in the form of small pieces of different sizes and shapes, produced through breaking and crushing with a blunt tool, such as cylinders or hammers.
7. Pellets and briquettes: Pellets are compressed wood logs made of dry wood dust and sawdust. They usually have a cylindrical shape and are of the same dimensions:8 mm in diameter and up to 5 cm long. To improve their mechanical strength, sometimes 1-3% potato starch or cornstarch is added.
Briquettes are bigger compressed wood logs of various shapes made from bark, dry wood dust, sawdust, shavings and other unpolluted wood residues. They are appropriate for small or infrequently used fireplaces, such as fireplace stoves, saunas or tile stoves.
8. Wood residues: unpolluted debris from primary and secondary wood processing (off-cuts, cross-cut ends, sawdust, bark, wood dust, endings, etc.).
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