Pelletization of torrefied biomass: a modelling approach

Maria Puig Arnavat, Marvin Masche, Jesper Ahrenfeldt, Ulrik Birk Henriksen

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Abstract

The present study aims to apply and validate a simple model for biomass pelletization to describe the pelletization process of wet and dry torrefied biomass (giant reed and willow, respectively). The goal is to allow for a fast estimation of important pelletization parameters by combining a theoretical background with the use of a single pellet press. For this reason, pelletization tests at different die temperatures and compression ratios were carried out and the model was applied to explain the experimental data obtained. The model proved to be a good tool to better understand and describe the pelletizing behaviour of torrefied biomass material.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventNordic Flame Days - KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology , Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 10 Oct 201711 Oct 2017

Conference

ConferenceNordic Flame Days
LocationKTH - The Royal Institute of Technology
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period10/10/201711/10/2017

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