Pelletisation of Cereal Straws as a Source of Energy after Specific Comminution Processes.

S. Narra, C. Glaser, H.-J. Gusovius & P. Ay
Utilization of the agricultural residues (straw) is often difficult due to their uneven and troublesome characteristics and also due to their low density (40 to 120 kg m­3) including baled density. This drawback can be overcome by means of densification, i.e. compaction of the residues into products of high density and regular shape. The higher bulk density and higher energy density results in lower transportation costs and higher energy efficiency. Pelletisation of cereal straws (Rye...