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Calorific value of wood pellets during storage

Authors: Sian Lee, J., S. Sokhansanj, A. K. Lau, C. Jim Lim, X. Bi, V. Bassett
Description: Wood pellet demand has been increasing driven by the increasing consumption of wood pellets in European and East Asian countries. The export of wood pellets from Canada to Europe has been increasing steadily in recent years (roughly 1.8 million ton in 2013). Due to distances involved, wood pellets remain in transit and storage for months before their final consumption. The net calorific value determines the price of wood pellets purchased in Europe. Small change in calorific value have a large impact on the revenue of the wood pellet producers. There have been concerns about the changes of net calorific values over time. Our work showed the effects of storage time, on the wood pellet quality, in particular the net calorific value of wood pellets for a period of 6 months. Storage configurations were
Keywords: Calorific Value, wood pellets, storage, fuel quality
Technical field: Renewable Energy
Conference name: CSBE/SCGAB 2015 Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, 5-8 July 2015.
Session name: Bioenergy I - Pelletizing Biomass
Citation: Sian Lee, J., S. Sokhansanj, A. K. Lau, C. Jim Lim, X. Bi, V. Bassett. 2015. Calorific value of wood pellets during storage. CSBE/SCGAB 2015 Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, 5-8 July 2015.
Publisher: Canadian Society for Bioengineering
Date: 2015-07-05
Publication type:
  • Technical conference
Type: Text.Article
Identifier: CSBE15064
Coverage: Canada
Language 1: en
Rights: Canadian Society for Bioengineering

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