Combustion of Two Imported Biomass Feedstocks for Co-firing in the UK

B. Gudka, X.C. Baxter, L.I. Darvell, J.M. Jones, A. Saddawi, A. Williams, A. Malmgren, P.J. Kilgallon & N.J. Simms
Two commonly imported biomass feedstocks, Palm Kernel Expellers (PKE) and Distillers Dried Grains and Solubles (DDGS) have been examined for their combustion properties. The fuels were characterized and thermal decomposition tests were done using Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA). Pyrolysis products were detected via Pyrolysis Gas Chromatograpy­Mass Spectrometry (Py GC­MS) and lastly chars from the fuels were prepared and combustion tests were performed to determine the conversion of nitrogen in the char to nitrogen – containing species....