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Kuhmaier, M; Erber, G; Kanzian, C; Holzleitner, F; Stampfer, K.
(2016): Comparison of costs of different terminal layouts for fuel wood storage
RENEW ENERG. 2016; 87: 544-551. FullText FullText_BOKU

The utilization of fuel wood from forests requires a collection system that includes the production and extraction of the wood, storing and processing and transportation. The relevance of implementing terminals within the supply chain for storing and processing of wood has been emphasized. Processes at the terminal require specific infrastructure and equipment. The facilities and their placement at the terminal vary because of different purpose, location, size and turnover. For a scenario analysis, small, medium and large terminal layouts have been described. Small terminals almost always have economic advantages for an annual turnover of less than 50,000 m(3) loose. The main costs occur during truck loading. Large terminals have high construction costs which can only be reduced by producing large quantities or high-quality chips. Depending on the terminal type, the annual turnover and other site and environmental conditions, the unit costs at the terminal vary between 1.6 and 5 (sic) m(-3) for loose chipped material. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Erber Gernot
Holzleitner Franz
Kanzian Christian
K├╝hmaier Martin
Stampfer Karl

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Fuel wood
Terminal layout
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