Biomass Conditioning - Minimization of the Storage-Related Loss of Biomass

S. Heinek, G. Mair, M.B. Huber, A. Hofmann, G. Monthaler, H.P. Fuchs, C. Larch & A. Giovannini
One big problem of wood combustion is the storage related loss of biomass. Due to high water content, the growth of different fungi is enhanced, heating up the pile up to 60°C and more causing an economical relevant substance loss. The aim of this work is to quantify the substance loss of different woodchip qualities and find the best storage and pre-treatment method for woodchips and forest residues. The development of the temperature, water content,...