Properties of biomass fuels

Vladimir Strezov*

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    Abstract

    Biomass is a ubiquitous and readily available energy source. Biomass encompasses any renewable material sourced from a biological origin and includes anthropogenically modified material including products, by-products, residues and waste from agriculture, industry and the municipality (McKendry 2002). Solar energy is transformed and stored in plants through the process of photosynthesis: CO 2 + H 2O + hv → {CH 2O} + O 2 where hv is the energy from the sun, and {CH 2O} is the organic plant material with the basic form accepted to be that of glucose C 6H 12O 6.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBiomass processing technologies
    EditorsVladimir Strezov, Tim J. Evans
    Place of PublicationBoca Raton
    PublisherCRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
    Pages1-31
    Number of pages31
    ISBN (Electronic)9781482282603
    ISBN (Print)9781466566163
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • GASIFICATION PLANTS
    • ENERGY
    • COMBUSTION
    • CONVERSION
    • QUALITY
    • MATTER

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