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Research Trends in European Forest Fuel Supply Chains: A Review of the Last Ten Years (2007–2016) – Part Two: Comminution, Transport & Logistics

Martin Kühmaier   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-0537-3610 ; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna Department of Forest and Soil Sciences Institute of Forest Engineering Peter Jordan Strasse 82 1190 Vienna AUSTRIA
Gernot Erber ; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna Department of Forest and Soil Sciences Institute of Forest Engineering Peter Jordan Strasse 82 1190 Vienna AUSTRIA

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APA 6th Edition
Kühmaier, M. & Erber, G. (2018). Research Trends in European Forest Fuel Supply Chains: A Review of the Last Ten Years (2007–2016) – Part Two: Comminution, Transport & Logistics. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, 39 (1), 139-152. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/193561
MLA 8th Edition
Kühmaier, Martin and Gernot Erber. "Research Trends in European Forest Fuel Supply Chains: A Review of the Last Ten Years (2007–2016) – Part Two: Comminution, Transport & Logistics." Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, vol. 39, no. 1, 2018, pp. 139-152. https://hrcak.srce.hr/193561. Accessed 21 Nov. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Kühmaier, Martin and Gernot Erber. "Research Trends in European Forest Fuel Supply Chains: A Review of the Last Ten Years (2007–2016) – Part Two: Comminution, Transport & Logistics." Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 39, no. 1 (2018): 139-152. https://hrcak.srce.hr/193561
Harvard
Kühmaier, M., and Erber, G. (2018). 'Research Trends in European Forest Fuel Supply Chains: A Review of the Last Ten Years (2007–2016) – Part Two: Comminution, Transport & Logistics', Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, 39(1), pp. 139-152. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/193561 (Accessed 21 November 2019)
Vancouver
Kühmaier M, Erber G. Research Trends in European Forest Fuel Supply Chains: A Review of the Last Ten Years (2007–2016) – Part Two: Comminution, Transport & Logistics. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2019 November 21];39(1):139-152. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/193561
IEEE
M. Kühmaier and G. Erber, "Research Trends in European Forest Fuel Supply Chains: A Review of the Last Ten Years (2007–2016) – Part Two: Comminution, Transport & Logistics", Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, vol.39, no. 1, pp. 139-152, 2018. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/193561. [Accessed: 21 November 2019]

Abstracts
Within the fuel wood supply chain, comminution and transport have been identified as processes with the highest costs, energy consumption and emissions. The coordination of comminution and transport aimed at avoiding operational delays is also complex. Nevertheless, the use of forest biomass helps to reduce the effects of climate change and produces an additional income, especially in rural areas. About 20 years ago, at the beginning of the industrial forest fuel utilisation, the focus of the research was on developing and analysing adequate supply chains and machines. Nowadays, as state-of-the-art systems have been established, the focus is on improving the efficiency of the processes and the quality of the products. This paper provides a review of research trends of the last ten years focusing on comminution and transport of forest biomass in Europe. Comminution should become more efficient by analysing the effects of wood characteristics on chipper performance and product quality, by tailoring chipper configuration according to those findings and by introducing mechanical devices for improving the quality of chips. Transport processes have the potential to become more efficient if the configuration of trucks is adapted according to operational and legal requirements, and when considering moisture content management. Finally, economic and environmental assessment of supply chains was made by several studies. Future research is expected to focus on customizing the product quality according to user’s requirements and on optimising the coordination of chipper and truck by simulation and automatization tools.

Keywords
forest biomass; chipping; environmental assessment; wood energy

Hrčak ID: 193561

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/193561

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