Wood-Based Energy in the Northern Forests

  • Michael Jacobson
  • Daniel Ciolkosz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Michael Jacobson, Daniel Ciolkosz
    Pages 1-9
  3. Alexander M. Evans, Robert T. Perschel
    Pages 11-35
  4. Matthew Langholtz, Michael Jacobson
    Pages 37-59
  5. Jingxin Wang, Damon Hartley, Weiguo Liu
    Pages 101-120
  6. Corie Podschelne, Daniel Ciolkosz
    Pages 121-134
  7. Daniel Ciolkosz, Jim Babcock
    Pages 135-151
  8. G. Peter Van Walsum, M. Clayton Wheeler
    Pages 161-185
  9. Polly Hoppin, Molly Jacobs
    Pages 187-217
  10. Adam Stern
    Pages 229-241
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 243-245

About this book


This unique book provides the first comprehensive overview of wood based bioenergy in the northern hardwood forests of the Eastern United States.  This includes a holistic look at the topic of wood based bioenergy, as well as focused analyses of key topics.  This book is relevant to engineers, project developers, foresters, economists, sociologists, environmental scientists and natural resource managers. Most chapters also provide practical hands-on advice for the practitioner, and provide a valuable resource for anyone who is considering developing a woody bioenergy project.

This book also:

Addresses key aspects of the emerging bioenergy economy

Covers critical facets of wood based bioenergy projects  including environmental, economic, and technological implications and requirements

Discusses the various types of wood based bioenergy and how they can be implemented effectively



Michael Jacobson  is an Extension Specialist and Professor for the Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. His degrees are from the University of Connecticut, Duke, and North Carolina State. His academic interests are; forest management; forest economics, finance, policy, and taxes; bioenergy; and international forestry.

Daniel Ciolkosz is an Extension Associate for the Penn State Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, with degrees from Penn State and Cornell universities.  He works extensively with bioenergy systems and businesses, focusing on community and industry education, as well as thermochemical conversion and biomass densification.      


Bioenergy Project Development Biofuel Production Ecological Impact Financing Biofuel Projects Forest Harvest Systems Forest for Bioenergy

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Jacobson
    • 1
  • Daniel Ciolkosz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Ecosystem Science and ManagementPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural and Biological EngineeringPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9477-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9478-2
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