Characterization of Olive Residues For Power Generation by Nearinfrared Spectroscopy

J. Mata Sánchez, J.A. Pérez Jiménez, M.J. Díaz Villanueva, A. Serrano, N. Núñez & J. López Giménez
The main objective of this work is to evaluate the viability of NIR technology as an efficient method for biomass characterization generated by olive residues. Solid biofuels quality parameters are determined by official methods established by the European Standard Technology Committee. Nevertheless, their implementation in the bioenergetic industry is scarce because these methods are expensive, tedious and time¬consuming. Therefore, a faster, more reliable and cheaper analytical technique is mandatory in order to increase the quality...