Cost-effective trucking distances for woody biomass fuels
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Cost-effective trucking distances for woody biomass fuels by Douglas A Eza

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station in [Asheville, N.C.] .
Written in English


  • Biomass energy -- United States,
  • Fuelwood -- United States

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StatementDouglas A. Eza, James W. McMinn, and Peter E. Dress
SeriesResearch note SE -- 326
ContributionsMcMinn, J. W, Dress, Peter E, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station (Asheville, N.C.)
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL14842689M

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