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Torrefaction Quality Control based on logistic & end-user requirements
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ECN Biomass, Coal and Environmental Research 21-10-2011
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ECN-L--11-107 Presentation
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Presented at: 2011 International Conference on Thermo Chemical Biomass Conversion Science, Chicago, Amerika, 28 - 30 September 2011.

Torrefaction is a promising key technology for boosting large-scale implementation of bioenergy. It involves the heating of biomass in the absence of oxygen to a temperature of 200 to 300 °C. As a result, the biomass becomes easy to grind and water resistant, which reduces risks of spontaneous biological degradation and heating and permits outdoor storage. By combining torrefaction with pelletisation or briquetting, biomass is converted into a high-energy-density commodity solid fuel with superior properties in view of (long-distance) transport, handling and storage, and also in many major end-use applications (e.g., co-firing in coal-fired power stations, gasification-based biofuels production and production of bio-based chemicals).

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