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Guidelines for payment of wood fuel by energy content

23 August 2010

Wood used for energy does not fit well with a payment system that works using non-energy (eg. volume or weight). The energy content of wood is closely related to moisture content, and this can vary substantially, depending on the origin and storage history of the material. This study looks to determine the effects of moving from a weight-based payment system to a specific energy-content-based payment system at a large industrial site, using woody biomass as a fuel source on a large scale.