Physical Characterization of Brazilian Agricultural and Forestry Residues Aiming the Production of Energy Pellets

B. Missagia, S. Narra, C. Guerrero, H.J. Krautz & P. Ay
Brazil is one of the world largest producers in sugar cane, coffee, and rice. These crops result in high amounts of agricultural residues such as rice and coffee husks and sugar cane bagasse. The residues are bulky (low density) in nature. The low density of the residues makes them difficult in transportation and storage. The densification of residues through pelleting processes enhances the storage and transport efficiencies. The present work investigates the implementation of pellet...