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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B41/S17.015

COMBUSTION ABILITY OF ENERGY CROP PELLETS: ASSESSMENT AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES

R. Platace, A. Adamovics, U. Antone
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-15-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 4, Vol. 1, 109-116 pp

ABSTRACT
Use of the crop biomass in energy production is one of the preconditions to avoid ecological disasters in future and compensate growing shortage of fossil energy sources. Alternative biomass feedstocks will be required for renewable energy targets; yet it is imperative that production of renewable energy from biomass must be environmentally benign. Thus, it is important that emissions from biomass combustion are low. The research covered preparation of various content pellets from reed canary grass (RCG) variety ’Marathon’ and energy wood osier and poplar in different proportions (1/3, 1/1, 3/1). Combustion ability is greatly influenced by biomass indicators like content of hemicelullose, neutral detergent fibre (NDF), acid detergent fibre (ADF) or carbon (p<0,05)>=0,05) Analysis of the results acquired within the research allows concluding that proportion of components the most suitable for production of pellets is 1/3 (RCG+ timber).

Keywords: reed canary grass, osier, poplar, combustion ability, pellets