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Evaluation of Bioenergy Potential and Relative Impact of Microclimate Conditions on Fuel Pellets Production and Carbon Storage of Short-Rotation Coppices (Populus uramericana) in Reclaimed Land, South Korea: Three-Year Monitoring

Version 1 : Received: 2 May 2018 / Approved: 3 May 2018 / Online: 3 May 2018 (11:10:21 CEST)

How to cite: Jang, J.; Woo, S.Y.; Lee, S.H.; Je, S.M.; Khaine, I.; Li, Y.; Lee, J.K.; Kim, J.E. Evaluation of Bioenergy Potential and Relative Impact of Microclimate Conditions on Fuel Pellets Production and Carbon Storage of Short-Rotation Coppices (Populus uramericana) in Reclaimed Land, South Korea: Three-Year Monitoring. Preprints 2018, 2018050066 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0066.v1). Jang, J.; Woo, S.Y.; Lee, S.H.; Je, S.M.; Khaine, I.; Li, Y.; Lee, J.K.; Kim, J.E. Evaluation of Bioenergy Potential and Relative Impact of Microclimate Conditions on Fuel Pellets Production and Carbon Storage of Short-Rotation Coppices (Populus uramericana) in Reclaimed Land, South Korea: Three-Year Monitoring. Preprints 2018, 2018050066 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0066.v1).

Abstract

It is required to manage sustainable Short-Rotation Coppices (SRCs) as an important role on carbon sink and bioenergy output, because most of SRCs were established in reclaimed land in South Korea. However, during the last three years, growth pattern of the SRCs was remarkably changed with soil condition. This study aimed to identify the sustainability of SRCs on carbon storage, biomass and fuel pellet production, monitoring the neighboring vegetation of SRCs by land-use exchange, physiological change of poplar on seasonal trend, and to evaluate whether poplar is suitable for making wood pellets. The calculated biomass yield per area of poplar grown was 103.07 Mg per total area (55.6 ha), and volumes of carbon dioxide absorption was estimated to be 330 Mg CO2. Wood pellet quality based on the criteria scored third grade, indicating that poplar is suitable for manufacturing fuel pellets. Moreover, monitoring of the flora distribution in SRCs revealed changes in species composition. As halophyte was increased during drought, soil organic matter, net growth and total chlorophyll of poplar were significantly decreased. These findings indicated that photosynthesis and growth pattern of SRCs may be negatively affected by microclimate and will provide valuable information for effective management of SRCs.

Subject Areas

biomass yield; carbon storage; growth pattern; poplar; short-rotation coppices; seasonal trends

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