biomass processing Articles

  • Biosorption of strontium by Padina sp. algae biomass: process optimisation and equilibrium study

    Biosorption of strontium by Padina sp. algae from aqueous solutions was studied. A response surface methodology (RSM) was employed to optimise the biosorption parameters. The effects of pH, initial metal concentration in solution, biomass dosage and temperature on the strontium uptake by the algae were investigated. RSM analysis showed that the experimental data were adequately fitted to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biomass energy outlook

    Over the last three or four weeks, my newsletter, Burning Bio News, has been oddly extreme. Timothy Searchinger, Princeton University, is churning out more antibiofuel hearsay. Dennis Avery, Hudson Institute, was in the news again putting a counter-spin on climate change. The U.S.EPA released its proposed rule for regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) that includes industrial facilities that emit ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Fuel for Schools: A Biomass Success Story

    On our blog, you have learned about different types of biofuel, the process for creating biofuel, and the global benefits of using biomass technology. Now it’s time to see all of this information put into practice. Different areas of the country have supported a program called Fuel for Schools, which encourages the use of renewable, local resources to provide heat to schools. ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Ethanol, Biomass Plants Planned for Minnesota

    Proposed facilities prepare to turn organic residuals into electricity, methane and synthesis gas “with minimal emissions and more profit.” AN ETHANOL plant in Little Falls, Minnesota is building an on-site gasifier that will convert wood waste and distiller's grains to gas for generating electricity and heat to serve the needs of the Central Minnesota Ethanol Cooperative. At the same time, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Woody Biomass as renewable energy source

    In-depth analysis in Minnesota assesses the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of regional biomass generated electricity projects that tap into local feedstocks. The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) in Minneapolis, Minnesota undertook a multiphase research project to create a framework that communities and legislators can use to determine the feasibility of biomass-generated electricity in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Walki biomass cover: easy cover-up improves drying process and energy content of energy wood

    Logging residue is an inexpensive and easily accessible source of biofuel, but to improve the energy content it must first dry on the ground and after that it can be stored in piles for several months. To shelter the piles from moisture through rain, snow and ice, Walki has developed a paper-based, waterproof cover that can be chipped and burned together with the residue. The importance of ...


    By Walki Group Oy

  • TAIM WESER, at the forefront in biomass cogeneration solutions

    The state-of-the-art biomass gasification plant, developed by TAIM WESER utilizing proprietary technology, is now up and running successfully, joining the range of technological products offered by the company. This solution offers clients high energy efficiency, streamlined processes and a design that, owing to its compact dimensions, allows the equipment to be installed at the location where ...


    By Taim Weser S.A.

  • Biomass fired thermal oil heater case study

    This 12 MWth output Biomass Power Plant is one of the turnkey products of Biomass Power. The plant was fully commissioned in December 2006. The system has a capacity of 12 MW thermal output producing up to 10MWth of 300°C 10 Barg pressure hot oil, up to 10 tonnes per hour of steam and 2 MWth of 200°C hot air. This is all achieved from one grate heating three separate heat exchanges. The ...


    By Biomass Power Limited (BPL)

  • Commercialisation options for biomass energy technologies in ESCAP countries

    Biomass provides the basic energy requirements for cooking and heating in rural households and for processes in a variety of traditional industries in developing countries. In general, biomass energy uses in such cases are characterised by low efficiency. Potentially, efficiency improvements of existing energy systems could increase the energy supply from biomass substantially. Also, wide ranges ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Small-scale electricity production from biomass

    NC Service has set up the first plant of this type in Spain Thanks to the BIOCOM Project, Nicolás Correa Service, S.A. has built the first biomass combustion plant that not only produces thermal energy, but also electricity on a small scale (130 gross kWe). The process is based on the combustion of woodchips in a furnace to produce heat that is then transferred to an ORC module, where it ...

  • Technical and economic evaluation and feasibility study of biomass energy

    The urgent need for the reduction of harmful environmental impact during energy production necessitates research for efficient, economically feasible energy production processes. The wide spreading of energy coming from renewable energy sources with low or zero emission levels, such as wind energy, solar energy, hydro-energy and biomass, is the most promising solution to the problem. This study ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2 MWe Biomass Power Plant Case Study

    This 2 MWe Biomass Power Plant is one of the turnkey products of Biomass Power. The plant was fully commissioned in September 2007. The plant has a capacity of 11 MW thermal and rated at 2MWe producing 15,700 MWh of green electricity per year, 100% of which is exported to the grid. The fuels used are from forestry and agricultural residues, wet woodchips, compost oversize, straw and miscanthus, ...


    By Biomass Power Limited (BPL)

  • Energy from biomass and waste – case studies in China

    With its vast territory and abundant biomass resources, China appears to have suitable conditions to develop biomass energy. It has long been recognised that it is important to develop advanced technologies for conversion of biomass into clean and convenient fuels in order to raise the efficiency of biomass energy utilisation and alleviate air pollution. Through past efforts some progress in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mawera inside story – biomass case study

    With more than 30 years’ experience in the UK market, Mawera UK has supplied and installed wood burning boilers to numerous companies, turning wood-waste into heat for factory, office and process heating and helping companies recover the cost of their boilers through compliance with the RHI. To support progress and innovation, Mawera maintains its own levels of technology and combustion ...


    By Mawera (UK) Ltd

  • Spray drying of microalgae biomass for biofuel production

    BUCHI Mini Spray Dryer B-290: Yield and total yield determination in spray dried microalgaes Recently, microalgal biomass has been recognized as a promising alternative source of raw material for biofuel production. Algal biomass has several advantages that may help to meet the need for the global demand of transport fuels, such as rapid growth rate, high lipid content, small land usage, ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • The recent development of biomass energy in India: an overview

    This paper presents the current status and use of Biomass Technologies (BTs) in India. Different technology routes such as gasification, combustion and cogeneration are being actively developed to promote conversion of biomass materials such as agricultural, forestry and agro-industrial residues into electric power. The promotion of scientifically designed models of wood/biomass fired efficient ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solutions for the exploitation of biomass energy in mountain regions

    Using tow-cables to extract and transport biomass to forest paths Many forests are located on mountainous terrain with steep slopes, making their exploitation not economically viable, at least with traditional methods. This can lead to the abandonment of such hilly woodlands, giving rise to rodent infestation or forest fires, with resulting damage to the woods themselves and to surrounding areas. ...

  • How to Prevent the Corrosion of Biomass Fired Boiler

     Biomass pellet,as the fuel of biomass fired boiler, is very more affordable than coal,oil and natural gas,and has no pollution to environment,it belongs to the renewable energy sources.Like other industrial boilers,biomass fired boiler also needs the maintenances to prevent corrosion in the process of its usage to prolong its service life.the engineer form Zhengzhou Boiler Co., Ltd.,gives ...


  • What Makes Biomass a Sustainable Energy Source?

    “Sustainability” is a major buzzword in the energy sector. In the face of climate change, national governments and global organizations like the United Nations continue to encourage the use of sustainable energy sources. In this blog, we’ll examine what makes biomass sustainable, specifically plant-derived biomass like wood pellets. Sustainable Resources: Wood ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • For a Green Future: an Overview of Biomass Energy in China

    Biomass energy Biomass refers to biological materials or organic materials which is renewable and sustainable and could be used as a fuel source. The energy derived from the biomass materials  is called biomass energy. Biomass energy as one type of renewable energy has be developed with priorities in China. Current situation of Biomass resource in China ...


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