A technical review on safety in on-farm biomass production and storage systems: Status and industry needs

Aaron M. Yoder, Dennis James Murphy, Abraham F. Dehart

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Abstract

There is a significant interest in biomass production ranging from government agencies to the private sector level, both inside and outside of the traditional production agricultural setting. This interest has led to an exponential increase in the research, development and production of biomass crops. However, much of this effort has focused on specific segments of the process, and more specifically, on the mechanics of these individual segments. From a review of scientific literature, little effort has been put into identifying, classifying and preventing safety hazards in overall on-farm biomass production systems. This paper describes the current status of the knowledge pertaining to health and safety factors of biomass production and storage in the US. This paper will also identify areas of standards development that the biomass industry will need from the agricultural safety and health community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2013, ASABE 2013
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages4548-4559
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781627486651
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2013 - Kansas City, MO, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 24 2013

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2013, ASABE 2013
Volume6

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2013
CountryUnited States
CityKansas City, MO
Period7/21/137/24/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Bioengineering

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Yoder, A. M., Murphy, D. J., & Dehart, A. F. (2013). A technical review on safety in on-farm biomass production and storage systems: Status and industry needs. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2013, ASABE 2013 (pp. 4548-4559). (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2013, ASABE 2013; Vol. 6). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.