It is Physically Impossible for Middlebury College Forests to Sequester at 11.35/1.07 = 10.6 times Vermont’s Rate.

Excerpt from:

VERMONT IS HARVESTING WOOD FAR IN EXCESS OF NET ADDED ABOVEGROUND LIVE BIOMASS

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APPENDIX 6

Middlebury College in Vermont, has an Environmental Studies Department.

 

The Department receives federal and state government grants and alumni bequests to perform environment-related studies

 

The Department held a Senior Student Seminar (ES 401) during the Winter of 2010 regarding the CO2 emissions of the Campus wood burning plant, and the sequestering of CO2 by the forest owned by the College.

 

According to the Campus wood burning plant website, the best estimate of wood chip delivery is 20,000 tons of green wood chips per year.

 

Incorrect CO2 Calculation

 

The seminar report states: “Thus, a more realistic estimate of carbon emissions is: 20,000, US ton of green wood x 0.50, moisture content x 44/12 x 1 = 36,667 tons of carbon”. See URL, pages 38 and 39. 

 

This calculation is incorrect, because it did not account for the carbon content of dry wood

 

BTW, the word “carbon” should read “CO2”

http://www.middlebury.edu/media/view/255078/original/Winter_2010carbon_sequestration.pdf

 

Correct CO2 Calculation

 

The wood chips contain 20,000, US ton of green wood x 0.50, moisture content = 10,000 US ton of dry wood.

The dry wood contains 10,000 US ton of dry wood x 0.487 lb carbon/lb dry wood = 4,870 US ton of carbon.

The CO2 created by combustion is 44/12 x 4,870 = 17,857 US ton of CO2.

 

The report overstated the CO2 emissions by 36,667/17,856 = 2.05 times

  

Incorrect Calculation of CO2 Sequestered by the Forest

 

The report states: "Middlebury College-owned forests, 1295 ha (3200 acre), will sequester about 9,905 US ton of carbon/y, or 9905/3200 = 3.095 US ton of carbon/acre, or 44/12 x 3.095 = 11.35 US ton of CO2/acre. See URL, page 39, table 7

 

For reference: Vermont forestland, 4,511,000 acres, sequestered about 4,390,000 metric ton of CO2, or 0.973 metric ton of CO2/acre, or 1.073 US ton of CO2/acre, per US Forest Service.

https://fpr.vermont.gov/sites/fpr/files/Forest_and_Forestry/The_Forest_Ecosystem/Library/Forest%20Carbon%20Inventory%20_Mar%202017_final.pdf

 

The report overstated the sequestered CO2 by 11.35/1.073 = 10.6 times

 

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Comment by Willem Post on February 7, 2022 at 5:20pm

CO2 OF BURNING WOOD IS PARTIALLY ABSORBED OVER 40-100 YEARS

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DISMAL ECONOMICS AND INCREASED CO2 OF MONTPELIER WOOD-CHIP DISTRICT HEATING PLANT

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