Forest biomass for bioenergy production – comparison of different forest species
2014 (English)In: / [ed] J. Yan, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
Forest biomass is a renewable and sustainable source of energy that can be used for producing electricity, heat, and biofuels. The production of biomass for energy is considered to be an important step in developing sustainable communities and managing greenhouse gas emissions effectively. Biomass properties vary and are commonly associated with plant species. Hence, efficient methods to predict biofuel characteristics will greatly affect the utilization and management of feedstock production. In this paper attempt was made to correlate various chemical characteristics with NIR spectra. Wood chips from various plant species was analyzed for lignin content, heating value, ash content and NIR and the results were evaluated with correlation, PCA and PCR. Initial evaluation showed promising results where chemical components in the wood correlate to NIR spectra. A selection of results will be presented in this paper. Further analysis as well as results from PCA and PCR models will be presented in the full paper version.
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Biofuel; biomass; heating value; lignin; NIR; wood;
Research subject Energy- and Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26852DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.12.221ScopusID: =2-s2.0-84922366122OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-26852DiVA: diva2:769277
The 6th International Conference on Applied Energy – ICAE2014, Taipei May 30-June 2 2014