Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) sponsored a project to explore methods to gather powerline vegetation management woody biomass and process it into feedstocks optimized for delivery to distributed-scale gasifiers. A pilot study was conducted in Lake County, California where powerline trimmings were either chipped or baled, then ground at a central biomass processing facility, and finally milled / screened to achieve particle size distributions specified by a gasifier manufacturer. The vegetation included oak, pine, walnut, and other hardwoods. All materials were successfully processed into feedstocks.
Dooley, J.H., M.J. Wamsley, J.M. Perry, and D.N. Lanning. 2021. Processing Powerline Vegetation Management Biomass for Use in Distributed-Scale Gasifiers. Auburn, WA, Forest Concepts, LLC.: 11pp.
James H Dooley, Matthew J. Wamsley, Jason M. Perry, David N. Lanning
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