Pelleting Cork Powder and Grape Pomace Residues: Experiences and Results

J.I. Arranz Barriga, M.T. García-Cuevas, S. Román Suero, I. Montero Puertas, M. López León, S. Rojas Rodríguez & C.V. Rojas Moreno
In the regions of Extremadura (Spain) and Alentejo (Portugal) are located numerous cork industries which due to their activity produce large amounts of residues from the cork oak bark (Quercus suber). These by­products are usually disposed in garbage dumps without further use. Cork powder is one this type of wastes, which presents interesting thermal properties due to its high heating power. However, it shows some management problems as a result of its low bulk density...