Parametric Study of Pilot-Scale Biomass Torrefaction

M. Nordwaeger, K. Håkansson, C. Li, A. Nordin, I. Olofsson, L. Pommer & S. Wiklund-Lindström
For biomass to play a significant role in the conversion from fossil fuels to sustainable and renewable fuel systems, some of its properties need to be improved. Torrefaction as a pretreatment method improves many of the fuel properties. Torrefied biomass materials show superior fuel qualities with respect to logistics, handling, storage and feeding. However, the resulting fuel quality may be highly influenced by both torrefaction process conditions and raw material characteristics. An initial pilot-scale parametric...