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Lammers, Tom (author)
Over the past decades, global efforts have been made to address climate change and improve the well-being of our planet. The European Union (EU) has set ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets and strategies to combat climate change. Bio-energy, specifically biofuels produced from biomass, has gained significant attention as a...
master thesis 2023
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Bias, Nikos (author)
The global temperature rise has pushed governments more into finding ways to reduce CO2 emissions, by increasing the use of renewable fuels. Lignocellulosic biomass (wood, forest residues, agricultural residues) is a renewable fuel that has still not been utilized to its full potential. That is because it lacks properties such as homogeneity,...
master thesis 2023
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Tsalidis, G.A. (author), Korevaar, G. (author)
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a powerful tool for achieving sustainability. Traditional LCAs analyze well defined and developed industrial systems, but recent developments of LCA focus on analyzing emerging technologies which are not yet optimized with respect to energy and materials. Therefore, LCA results of ex-ante applications can be...
journal article 2022
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Sridar Sandeep, Sridar Sandeep (author)
The last decade has seen an increase in the world wide energy demand, it was recorded as the highest spike encountered in the energy demand over a decade. On analyzing the main sources which were able to satisfy this overwhelming demand it was found that the majority was still from non-renewable sources or fossil fuels such as coal, oil and...
master thesis 2021
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Tsalidis, G.A. (author), Tsekos, C. (author), Anastasakis, K. (author), de Jong, W. (author)
In this study torrefied feedstocks, consisting of mixed wood and wood residues torrefied at 300 °C and ash wood torrefied at 250 and 265 °C, were pyrolyzed in a pyroprobe at five pyrolysis temperatures (600–1000 °C) and a fast heating rate (600 °C·s−1) to investigate the effect of torrefaction on the formation of volatiles and their evolution in...
journal article 2018
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Di Marcello, M. (author), Tsalidis, G.A. (author), Spinelli, G. (author), de Jong, W. (author), Kiel, J.H.A. (author)
Torrefaction is a promising biomass upgrading technology as it makes biomass more coal alike and offers benefits in logistics and handling operations. Gasification is an attractive thermochemical conversion technology due to its flexibility in the product gas end-uses. Therefore, it is valuable to investigate whether additional benefits are...
journal article 2017
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Tsalidis, G.A. (author), Discha, F.E. (author), Korevaar, G. (author), Haije, W.G. (author), de Jong, W. (author), Kiel, J.H.A. (author)
This study evaluates whether a transition of large ports facilities to biofuel production for mobility improves the environmental performance and satisfies the renewable energy directive (RED) and it is the first LCA study that considers biofuel production from torrefied wood. The systems studied are wood, torrefied wood, and straw pellets...
journal article 2017
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Tsalidis, G.A. (author), Di Marcello, M. (author), Spinelli, G. (author), de Jong, W. (author), Kiel, J.H.A. (author)
Torrefaction is a promising biomass upgrading method, offering advantages in logistics and handling. Gasification is an attractive thermochemical conversion technology due to its flexibility in the product gas end-use. The aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of torrefaction on the gasification performance of a softwood (spruce) and...
journal article 2017
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Joshi, Y.V. (author)
Co-firing biomass with coal in pulverized fuel boilers is a readily implementable means for attaining renewable electricity generation targets. Even as utilities have gained considerable operational experience over the past years with co-firing small quantities (0-3% on energy basis) of assorted biomass and waste residues for power production,...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Helmer, R.M. (author)
Novel methods of the implementation of technology can be instrumental in aiding the growth of developing countries. Here, torrefaction has been investigated for its application to rural, Himalayan India, for the production of solid fuel briquettes from pine needles for sale to the food industry. Here, both technical and social aspects are...
master thesis 2015
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Wang, M. (author)
In the Netherlands, green residues such as verge grass are a possible alternative to (partially) replace traditional fossil fuels. A feasible way of doing this, without large modification costs on existing power plants, is biomass co-firing. However, grass has high moisture content, poor grindability properties and high ash content, which have...
master thesis 2015
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Verburg, M.W. (author)
Current energy production is done in a way that cannot be sustained ultimately. Biomass is ideal as a sustainable alternative because it can be used in the existing energy infrastructure. For coal power plants verge grass is one of the products being considered for co-firing. The moisture content and its bioactivity currently prevent direct co...
master thesis 2013
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