Agroindustrial residues: Availability and combustion characteristics

J. Hinge, L. Nikolaisen, E. Perednis, A. Faber, A. Martikainen, L. Nibbi, Eija Alakangas, Martti Aho

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Bioenergy can be produced from other resources than grain/straw, corn and wood. In the EU project EUBIONET III, the European market for unexploited "alternative" biomass resources is scanned. The main focus was on agro-industrial residues, but other potential biomass resources have been considered. A conservative estimate is that there is a potential of at least 300 PJ in Europe from agro-industrial residues, which are not currently used for energy purposes. The figure is maybe 2 ½ times larger. Exploitation of agro-industrial residues and other alternative biomass resources is not without challenges. Therefore methods of optimizing fuel characteristics with regard to logistics, combustions properties and biological conversion applicability has been listed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition - from research to industry and markets
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
ISBN (Print)88-89407-55-7, 978-88-89407-55-4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2011 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 6 Jun 201110 Jun 2011
Conference number: 19


Conference19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2011
Abbreviated titleEUBCE 2011


  • agricultural residues
  • combustion characteristics
  • resources

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