Process and system integration aspects of biomass torrefaction
2010 (English)In: 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition: Proceedings, 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
The pre-treatment method torrefaction has been shown to significantly improve biomass fuel characteristics such as energy density, moisture content, milling energy, feeding and hydrophobic properties. These improvements establish torrefaction as a key process in facilitating an expanding market for biomass raw materials. Most of the previous work has focused on evaluating and optimizing the torrefaction process alone. However, to fully explore the maximum energy/exergy and cost efficiency of biomass torrefaction, the entire fuel supply chain and site specific systems must be considered; including logistics, scale and integration with other processes. The present work in progress aims to develop a model that incorporates optimization of the biomass supply chain and process integration systems together with the torrefaction process in order to avoid sub-optimization.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
analysis, conversion systems, integration, model, supply chain, torrefaction
Chemical Process Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-92862DOI: 10.5071/18thEUBCE2010-OB3.4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-92862DiVA: diva2:744332
18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Lyon, France, May 3-7, 2010