Evaluation of Selected Species of Woody Plants in Terms of Suitability for Energy Production

  • Anna Karbowniczak
  • Joanna Hamerska
  • Marek Wróbel
  • Marcin Jewiarz
  • Krzysztof Nęcka
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)


The paper presents results of research on selected fuel quality parameters of five species of woody plants. On the basis of the obtained results an assessment of the suitability of the examined species for energy purposes was carried out. The research material was biomass of willow, poplar, alder, black locust and ashleaf maple. Determined: Moisture content after harvest and after seasoning, ash content, bark and wood content in shoots, gross calorific values and specific density were determined. The research methods used are in line with the guidelines for quality testing of solid biofuels.


Biomass FVI Energy crops Soild biofuels 



This research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (statutory activities DS-3600/WIPiE/2017, Faculty of Production and Power Engineering, University of Agriculture in Krakow).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Agrophysics, Faculty of Production and Power Engineering and AgrophysicsUniversity of Agriculture in KrakowKrakówPoland

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