- Technical modelling tools, such as environmental decision support systems (EDSSEDSS tool), provide visual and numeric data regarding the energy potential of forest masses. Frombo, F., Minciardi, R., Robba, M., Sacile, R. (2008). A decision support system for planning biomass-based energy production. Energy, 34, p. 362-369.
Urban Sort Yard System
- An example of a fully laid-out system design is provided by the US Forest Service’s Forest Products Laboratory, which developed a new system design for an “urban sort yard” in Baltimore, MD. Burdock, L., Martinson, K., Starkey, L., Stephenson, J. (2013). Feasibility study for urban woody biomass utilization for urban economics development -- Phase 1. (12-JV-01-057). USDA Forests Products Laboratory, Madison, WI.
- An analysis by Mid Atlantic Solid Waste Consultants found that a strong recycling infrastructure for pallets already existed, so instead of investing time and resources into strengthening recycling initiatives, Mecklenburg County in North Carolina should instead focus on developing new markets to increase demand for products made from recycled pallets and other clean wood. Mid Atlantic Solid Waste Consultants (2008). Generation, recycling, and disposal analysis of wood pallets and untreated wood waste in the commercial and C&D sectors. In conjunction with DSM Environmental Services, Inc.