Combustion Properties of Maize Cobs - Results from Lab and Pilot-Scale Tests

T. Brunner, W. Kanzian, I. Obernberger & A. Theissl
In order to evaluate the fuel maize cobs regarding its combustion related properties a comprehensive fuel evaluation based on fuel analyses, lab­scale reactor tests as well as combustion trials at a pilot­scale grate­fired biomass combustion plant have been performed. The results and experiences gained from these investigations form an important basis for the development of combustion systems which are tailored to the demands of maize cob combustion. Maize cobs show a significantly lower energy density...