Technical Evaluation of the Bamboo Species Guadua Angustifolia: Thermally Pretreated vs. Raw Material

L. Fryda, C.M. Daza, J. Pels, A. Janssen & R. Zwart
Bamboo is a potential sustainable biomass source for renewable heat and power production. Bamboo presents common fuel characteristics with other biomass feedstocks regarding heating value and chemical composition. So far, there are no studies on fuel properties of the bamboo species Guadua angustifolia in the heat and power sector. Scope of this paper is the technical evaluation of Guadua a. as a fuel feedstock, both untreated as well as pre­treated (torrefied), and to address the...