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Bark Assortments of Scots Pine and Norway Spruce as Industrial Feedstock for Tall Oil Production

Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-901 83 Umeå, Sweden
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Forests 2018, 9(6), 332; https://doi.org/10.3390/f9060332
Received: 26 April 2018 / Revised: 21 May 2018 / Accepted: 4 June 2018 / Published: 6 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Forest Ecology and Management)
Fatty and resin acids in bark residues generated by forest industries can be used to produce high-value green chemicals, but more information about their concentrations in potential sources is required. We examined variations in the content of lipophilic extractives from both pulpwood bark and timber bark of Norway spruce and Scots pine trees growing in homogenous stands in mid-Sweden. We found that spruce pulpwood bark had the highest total amounts of fatty and resin acids (average yield, 0.9 kg/m3 wood). The regression functions, based on readily available tree parameters (age, stem diameter, height, growth rate and inner bark proportions), can be used to predict the concentrations of fatty and resin acids, triglycerides, sterols and steryl esters in bark materials before harvesting stands that supply industrial plants. View Full-Text
Keywords: fatty and resin acids; Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.; Pinus sylvestris L.; triglycerides; sterols; steryl esters fatty and resin acids; Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.; Pinus sylvestris L.; triglycerides; sterols; steryl esters
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Arshadi, M.; Eriksson, D.; Isacsson, P.; Bergsten, U. Bark Assortments of Scots Pine and Norway Spruce as Industrial Feedstock for Tall Oil Production. Forests 2018, 9, 332. https://doi.org/10.3390/f9060332

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Arshadi M, Eriksson D, Isacsson P, Bergsten U. Bark Assortments of Scots Pine and Norway Spruce as Industrial Feedstock for Tall Oil Production. Forests. 2018; 9(6):332. https://doi.org/10.3390/f9060332

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Arshadi, Mehrdad, Daniel Eriksson, Patrik Isacsson, and Urban Bergsten. 2018. "Bark Assortments of Scots Pine and Norway Spruce as Industrial Feedstock for Tall Oil Production" Forests 9, no. 6: 332. https://doi.org/10.3390/f9060332

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