Grindability Behavior of Torrefied Biomass for Energy Purpose

F. Pierre, G. Almeida, J.O. Brito & P. Perre
Today, energy from biomass is promoted as part of possible solutions to the rarefaction of fossil energy and to global warning. Followed by a Fisher-Tropsch synthesis, biomass gasification is a possible way to produce biofuels. Nevertheless, a preconditioning is needed, since the physicochemical properties of the raw biomass are not suitable for a direct use a gasifier. Torrefaction is among possible pretreatments. This presentation is more specifically focused on the mechanical modification of torrefied wood...