Hello guest
Your basket is empty
We provide two pathways to the content. Thematic (chapters that address certain themes, e.g. cultivation, regardless of crop or animal type) and Product (chapters that relate to a specific type of crop or animal). Choose the most applicable route to find the right collection for you. 
Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us and let us help you build a custom-made collection. 
You are in: All categories > A-Z Chapters > P
Use the Contact form to discuss the best purchasing method for you... Start building your collection today!

Producing biofuels with torrefaction

Code: 9781786766267
Donald R. Fosnacht, Natural Resources Research Institute — University of Minnesota, USA

Chapter synopsis: Biomass of various types is being used as coal substitute in power generation and industrial usage around the world. Significant investments have been made in Europe and elsewhere to accommodate the use of dried and pelleted biomass materials in various power plants. Substituting biomass for coal in coal-based boiler systems without degrading boiler capacity requires pretreatment to make its properties similar to the coal that it is displacing. The pretreatment technologies currently under active development include: torrefaction, steam explosion, and hydrothermal carbonization (wet torrefaction). Power plant trials have shown that the pretreated materials can be used as a direct replacement for coal up to 100 percent. The factors associated with biomass pretreatment and the use of the advanced biomass-based fuels in power plant trials are reviewed in this chapter.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2019.0027.08
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Biomass as a sustainable energy source 3 The development of biomass pretreatment technologies 4 Biomass densification technologies 5 Pretreatment technologies: an overview 6 Steam explosion 7 Dry torrefaction 8 Pelleting/briquetting 9 Hydrothermal carbonization (wet torrefaction) 10 Advantages and limitations of biomass pretreatments 11 Use of torrefied biomass in power plants 12 Case study: use of torrefied wood pellets at Portland General Electric’s Boardman Facility 13 Summary 14 Acknowledgements 15 References 16 Appendix: key sources on torrefaction

Also in P

Our site uses cookies. For more information, see our cookie policy. Accept cookies and close
Reject cookies Manage settings