Moisture Content

The moisture content of both feedstock and chips is dependent on several factors including age of wood, species, and even seasonal weather.

Moisture content in feedstock affects how wood is chipped, and machine adjustments may need to be made to account for different levels.

Moisture content of chips is often important for the buyer. Biomass chip buyers concern is with combustibility–having the correct moisture content creates efficient fuel that doesn’t burn too fast or too slow.  While paper and pulp chip buyers regard moisture content as a significant factor in pulp creation.