Dry matter losses

Jyrki Raitila, Lauri Sikanen

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Dry matter losses can be a remarkable cost factor and emission source in biomass supply for energy and biorefining. Roundwood is not sensitive for dry matter losses and that is why storing along a supply chain and in terminals should be focused on roundwood, if possible. Within harvesting residues and comminuted material, dry matter loss of 1% per month is an appropriate figure to be used in inventory calculations. In worst cases, dry matter losses can be close to 3% per month. The measurement of dry matter losses is challenging and despite of serious efforts, the predicting of losses and their biological and physical processes are not known well
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Biomass Supply Chain Concepts Including Terminals
EditorsLauri Sikanen, Olli-Jussi Korpinen, Jouni Tomberg, Timo Saarentaus, Kaisu Leppänen, Miina Jahkonen
PublisherNatural Resources Institute Finland
ISBN (Print)978-952-7205-08-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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