Effect of Starch Addition on Physical Quality and Thermogravimetric Behaviour of Pellets from Different Biomass Raw Materials

J.M. Castellano, M. Gómez, J.M. López, L.S. Esteban & J.E. Carrasco
Additives are frequently used for raising ash melting temperatures or improving physical quality characteristics of biomass pellets. Starch is in fact the most widely used additive for biomass pellets production Pellets from three different raw materials with five different concentrations of corn starch ranging 0-4% by weight were produced utilising a flat die bench scale press (Khal 14-175) equipped with a die of 24 mm compression and 6 mm diameter holes. Pellets were produced at...