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Pelletizing Biomass
Pelletizing Biomass - Articles Articles
This ongoing project studies the properties and performance of biomass pelletizing systems, and their use for energy production. More
Biomass Harvesting in Winter Conditions
Biomass Harvesting in Winter Conditions - Videos Videos
Video: Harvesting in winter conditions can present new challenges for farmers. This video introduces safety concerns associated with harvesting biomass crops in winter conditions. More
Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards
Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards - Videos Videos

Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards

Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E.

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Biomass production and processing may introduce fire hazards that are not usually found in traditional commodity crop production. More
Figure 1: Diagram of the major components of a commercial-scale biomass combustor system
Commercial-Scale Biomass Combustion Equipment - Articles Articles
Overview of the equipment common to most commercial-scale biomass combustors and discusses some of the considerations in selecting a biomass combustor. More
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NEWBio Switchgrass Budget for Biomass Production - Articles Articles
This article provides an enterprise budget for growing switchgrass as a dedicated energy crop to help growers to understand the inputs, costs, and potential revenues. More
Miscanthus rhizomes. Photo courtesy of David Marrison.
Miscanthus Budget for Biomass Production - Articles Articles

Miscanthus Budget for Biomass Production

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

Giant miscanthus is a sterile hybrid perennial warm-season grass that grows relatively fast on less-than-ideal soils, making it a preferred energy crop. More
Establishing willow biomass crops by planting one-year-old stems of selected willow cultivars.
Shrub Willow Budget for Biomass Production - Articles Articles
Shrub willow is a fast-growing woody plant with excellent potential as a feedstock for bioenergy production. More
Diagram of the Franklin Stove, 1769
An Introduction to Biomass Heating - Articles Articles

An Introduction to Biomass Heating

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

Combustion process, fuel choices, equipment, obtaining biomass fuels, and emissions and pollution. More
Coal-fired power plant
Co-firing Biomass with Coal - Articles Articles

Co-firing Biomass with Coal

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

One of the more promising options for PA farmers and foresters interested in growing biomass, is to sell your biomass for co-firing with other fuels, especially coal. More
Manufacturing Fuel Pellets from Biomass
Manufacturing Fuel Pellets from Biomass - Articles Articles
Different types of fuel pellets that can be made from biomass and discusses the process and equipment needed to take on such a venture. More
Is Biomass Heat Right for You?
Is Biomass Heat Right for You? - Articles Articles

Is Biomass Heat Right for You?

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

Information to help homeowners, schools and institutions, and industries determine whether biomass heat would be effective and cost-efficient for them. More
Hazards of Biomass Production on Marginal Lands
Hazards of Biomass Production on Marginal Lands - Videos Videos
Production of biomass crops such as perennial grasses, willow, or poplar are often considered for so called marginal lands. More
Figure 1. Assembled vortex dryer with lid removed
A Vortex Forage and Biomass Sample Dryer - Articles Articles
Inaccurate moisture measurement of forages during hay harvest can lead to mold, excessive dry matter and quality loss, heat generation, and even fire. More
Fall Harvest of Switchgrass in Northwest PA
Biomass Crop Producers Eye Favorable Marketplace - News News
Growers' Association Active as Opportunities for Warm Season Grasses Show Signs of Growth More
Average PA Natural Gas Prices for Residential Customers (EIA)
Biomass Heat in the Natural Gas Era - News News
Is wood heat still a good value? More
Characteristics of Biomass as a Heating Fuel
Characteristics of Biomass as a Heating Fuel - Articles Articles
Biomass is a promising option for providing locally produced, renewable energy in Pennsylvania. More
A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for Forest Landowners
A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for Forest Landowners - Articles Articles

A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for Forest Landowners

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E., Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

This article gives an overview of the scope and issues involved when considering whether managing a forest for energy production is a good option. More
Safety and Health Management Planning for Biomass Producers
Safety and Health Management Planning for Biomass Producers - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

Safety and Health Management Planning for Biomass Producers

Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E., Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

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Find risk-reduction information and resources to plan effective safety and health management programs. More
Photo by Jared Null
Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards and Community Response Capabilities - Articles Articles
This publication focuses on fire hazards in systems that process perennial grass biomass. Described are major codes, the planning needed, and the capabilities of community fire services. More
Choosing a Commercial Wood Boiler: Biomass Boiler Specifications Released Choosing a Commercial Wood Boiler: Biomass Boiler Specifications Released - News
New specifications help building owners and designers compare biomass energy equipment clearly and quickly More
MABEX 2017, Mid-Atlantic Biomass Energy Conference and Expo
MABEX 2017, Mid-Atlantic Biomass Energy Conference and Expo - News News
Penn State Extension participates in regional bioenergy meetings More
Biochar and Torrefied Biomass Short Course
Biochar and Torrefied Biomass Short Course - Conferences Conferences
Interested in biomass conversion to biochar and torrefied biomass? At this conference, learn more about the principles and opportunities in this emerging area! More
Penn State Researchers Harvesting Industrial Hemp
Hemp and Bioenergy - News News

Hemp and Bioenergy

12/05/2017

Industrial Hemp shows potential as a biomass crop in Pennsylvania More
Wood Crest Farm in Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania
On-Farm Production of Biomass Grass Pellets: A Case Study - Articles Articles
This article describes an operation where switchgrass is grown and pelletized, covering all aspects of the operation, from crop establishment to marketing the crop, and an analysis of costs. More
A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community
A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community - Articles Articles

A Primer on Woody Biomass Energy for the Forest Community

Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E., Michael Jacobson, Ph.D.

This article discusses some of the issues of using woody biomass as an energy source with respect to those in the forestry business such as timber harvesters and forest managers. More
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