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Table 1 Statistical distribution of parameters with variations in the biomass production models

From: Dynamic life-cycle carbon analysis for fast pyrolysis biofuel produced from pine residues: implications of carbon temporal effects

  Unit Mean Minimum b Maximum b Distribution
Diesel consumption in site preparation [64, 82,83,84] kg ha−1 a 72.11 43.65 94.59 Uniform [43.65, 94.59]
Diesel consumption in thinning (with collecting) [64, 82, 84,85,86,87,88,89,90] kg m−3 residues 1.02 0.62 1.46 Uniform [0.62, 1.46]
Diesel consumption in logging [64, 82, 83, 85,86,87,88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95] kg m−3 log 1.66 0.37 3.57 Normal N (1.40, 0.62)
Collectable pine residue mass fraction [36, 76, 77] % 60 50 70 Uniform [50, 70]
Mass fraction of residue in the whole tree [75] % 22 19 25 Uniform [19, 25]
  1. a 1 ha = 10,000 m2
  2. b The lower and upper bound values are the lowest and highest data collected from the literature