Search for dissertations about: "stumps"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 41 swedish dissertations containing the word stumps.

  1. 1. Stumps as fuel : the influence of handling method on fuel quality

    University dissertation from ; Inst. för energi och teknik, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

    Author : Erik Anerud; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Wood fuels make a key contribution to renewable energy sources in the Nordic countries. The growing demand for forest biomass can be partly met by utilising energy-rich stumps left after clear cutting. As fuel, stump wood is commonly associated with a high presence of contaminants, resulting in high ash content. READ MORE

  2. 2. Impacts of stumps and roots on carbon storage and bioenergy use in a climate change context

    University dissertation from ; Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Ylva Melin; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : As a result of national and international greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, economic incentives and political desires to be more independent regarding energy supplies, there is interest in substituting fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, such as forest fuels. Stump harvesting could be an option to further increase the bioenergy potential in forested countries; currently stump harvesting is carried out on a pilot basis in Sweden. READ MORE

  3. 3. Long and short term effects of stump harvesting on saproxylic beetles and ground flora

    University dissertation from ; Institutionen för vilt, fisk och miljö, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

    Author : Jon Andersson; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Research on the effects from forest management on biodiversity has been going on for decades but still there are many questions unanswered. With every introduction of a new forestry method there is risk for increased pressure on biodiversity. The harvesting of low stumps left after final harvesting is a relatively new method used in forestry. READ MORE

  4. 4. Establishment of Heterobasidion annosum s.l. infections in young Norway spruce dominated stands : implications for silviculture

    University dissertation from ; Institutionen för sydsvensk skogsvetenskap, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

    Author : Anna Gunulf; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : One of the worst pathogens on Norway spruce, Heterobasidion annosum s.l., can establish in previously healthy trees by spores landing on freshly made stumps from where mycelia can grow via root grafts and contacts to the adjacent tree. READ MORE

  5. 5. Stump as a fuel : the influence of harvesting technique and storage method on fuel quality of Norway spruce

    University dissertation from ; Department of Energy and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Erik Anerud; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY;

    Abstract : Uncertain long-term availability of fossil fuels and the negative environmental impact of using it have created an urgent need for reliable renewable energy sources. Wood fuel, particularly forest residues is one of these sources which are in high demand in Sweden today. READ MORE