Combustion of biomass

Tao Kan*, Vladimir Strezov

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    Amongst the thermochemical conversion technologies of biomass fuels, combustion is the only proven technology for heat and power production available for installations in the range of a few kilowatts to more than 100 MW due to its high-level technical maturity, considerable heat production efficiency and essential economic feasibility (Nussbaumer 2003). For example, the energy output/input ratios for corn combustion can reach 6.5 to 7.7, which is superior to the value for making ethanol from corn (Duxbury 2006).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBiomass processing technologies
    EditorsVladimir Strezov, Tim J. Evans
    Place of PublicationBoca Raton
    PublisherCRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
    Number of pages28
    ISBN (Electronic)9781482282603
    ISBN (Print)9781466566163
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • emissions
    • pretreatment
    • fundamentals
    • reduction
    • fuels
    • fires
    • coal


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