Estimation of forest biomass arising from forest management operation II - estimation based on the projection of forest areas -

Byeong-il Ahn, Kyun Shik Lee, Chul Hwan Kim, Ji Young Lee

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Abstract

Forest biomass can be used as various types of raw materials such as pulp, wood pellets, solid charcoals and so on. This paper estimates the nation wide amount of forest biomass based on the projection of forest areas for its effective and economic use. Several trend equations are used in projecting the forest areas. In 2009, the forest biomass arising from thinning is estimated be 6,591,575 m3. The estimates of forest biomass in 2015 and 2018 are 6,375,627 m3 and 6,284,779 m3, respectively. Since the forest areas are projected to be declining, the biomass generated by thinning will decrease. This implies that the new alternatives for supplying raw materials for biofuels must be prepared before then.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalPalpu Chongi Gisul/Journal of Korea Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
Volume41
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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Forestry
Biomass
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Biofuels
Pulp
Wood
Economics

Keywords

  • Forest biomass
  • Projection of forest area
  • Pulp
  • Trend equation
  • Wood pellet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Media Technology

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