Towards manufacturing ideal pellets for bioenergy and bioproducts
Authors: Sokhansanj, S., L. Tabil
Description: An ideal biomass pellet is low in moisture content, uniform in composition, low in ash, hydrophobic, durable, with a predictable performance as a feedstock. Advances are made in characterizing biomass, size reduction, blending, drying, and fractionating and innovative treatments like torrefaction, addition of binders, and coating techniques are tested to produce durable hydrophobic pellets. This presentation provides a survey of advances made in laboratory as well as in commercial practices to improve the quality of pellets. Opportunities for furthering research are discussed.
Keywords: Pellets, biomass, densification, logistics, durability
Technical field: Renewable Energy
Conference name: CSBE/SCGAB 2015 Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, 5-8 July 2015.
Session name: Bioenergy I - Pelletizing Biomass
Citation: Sokhansanj, S., L. Tabil. 2015. Towards manufacturing ideal pellets for bioenergy and bioproducts. CSBE/SCGAB 2015 Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, 5-8 July 2015.
Publisher: Canadian Society for Bioengineering
Language 1: en
Rights: Canadian Society for Bioengineering