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Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems by Tadashi Hirasawa, Seishu Tojo

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Chapter 6

Machinery and Information Technology for Biomass Production

Tadashi Chosa, Takeshi Matsumoto and Masahiro Iwaoka

Abstract

This chapter outlines machinery, information technology, infrastructure, and their integration for efficient biomass production in agriculture and forestry. Both agriculture and forestry in Japan are performed in regions of large-scale production that is unique compared with other Asian countries. The original technologies that have been developed and implemented for this unique situation as discussed in this chapter may be adopted as advanced technologies for other situations. The first part of the chapter summarizes the biomass production technology used in agriculture. Introducing seeding machines leads to an ...

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