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The integrated generation of solid fuel and biogas from biomass (IFBB) is particularly designed for the conversion of semi-natural and high biodiversity grassland biomass into energy. This biomass is problematic in common energy conversion techniques, e.g. biogas conversion or combustion, because of its chemical composition. The IFFB process separates the material into a fibre rich solid fuel and a fluid, which is rich in minerals and highly digestible constituents and is used for anaerobic digestion. Biomasses from 18 European semi-natural grassland sites have been processed in an IFBB prototype. The impact of different chemical and botanical parameters on mass flow of mineral plant compounds and their concentrations in the fuel has been investigated. Fuel quality was significantly influenced by chemical and botanical parameters and the quality could be significantly improved during processing. Biomass with a high grass proportion and fibre content showed the best fuel qualities after IFBB treatment.
|Number of pages||11|
|Early online date||18 May 2012|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Aug 2012|
- Solid fuel
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Post-harvest modifications and implications for recovery of bioenergy or biorenewables
Donnison, I., Shah, I. & Winters, A.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
01 Apr 2008 → 31 Mar 2012
Project: Externally funded research