915332 Supply of wood fuels

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Erber, Gernot , Kanzian, Christian
Institute of Forest Engineering (FT)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


•Energy balance, demands and potential in Austria
•Timber as energy source, energy content, standards and qualities of fuels
•Supply of forest chips, chipper types, transport systems, logistics, costs
•Management of short-rotation forest areas
•Energy balance of supply systems
•Multicriteria evaluation of supply systems

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge of forestry is advantageous but not compulsory.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

•Gain basic knowledge about wood biomass on technical, economical and ecological aspects
•Gain insight about appropriate operations and machines
•Planning of wood biomass supply operations with regard to technical, economical and ecological aspects
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.