Wood--An Economical and Reliable Fuel for Generating Electricity in Northern Minnesota

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North-central Minnesota, with large surpluses of timber in public ownership, offers potential for commercial generation of electricity in small wood-fueled plants. Analysis indicates that under some conditions such installations would be competitive with fossil-fueled plants and would add substantially to the social and economic well-being of the depressed northern part of the state.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Assistant, at the College of Forestry, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Publication date: February 1, 1979

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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