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Characteristic Properties of Alternative Biomass Fuels

Energies. 2020;13(6):1448 DOI 10.3390/en13061448

 

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Journal Title: Energies

ISSN: 1996-1073 (Print)

Publisher: MDPI AG

LCC Subject Category: Technology

Country of publisher: Switzerland

Language of fulltext: English

Full-text formats available: PDF, HTML

 

AUTHORS


Martin Lisý (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, 60190 Brno, Czech Republic)

Hana Lisá (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, 60190 Brno, Czech Republic)

David Jecha (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, 60190 Brno, Czech Republic)

Marek Baláš (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, 60190 Brno, Czech Republic)

Peter Križan (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, 811 07 Bratislava, Slovakia)

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 11 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Biomass is one of the most promising renewable energy sources because it enables energy accumulation and controlled production. With this, however, the demand for biofuels grows and thus there is an effort to expand their portfolio. Nevertheless, to use a broader range of biofuels, it is necessary to know their fuel properties, such as coarse and elemental analysis, or lower heating value. This paper presents the results of testing the fuel properties of several new, potentially usable biofuels, such as quinoa, camelina, crambe, and safflower, which are compared with some traditional biofuels (wood, straw, sorrel, hay). Moreover, the results of the determination of water content, ash, and volatile combustible content of these fuels are included, along with the results of the elemental analysis and the determination of higher and lower heating values. Based on these properties, it is possible to implement designs of combustion plants of different outputs for these fuels.