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Influence of raw material composition of Mediterranean pinewood on pellet quality

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dc.contributor.author Lerma Arce, Victoria es_ES
dc.contributor.author Oliver Villanueva, José Vicente es_ES
dc.contributor.author Segura Orenga, Guillem es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-30T04:15:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-30T04:15:15Z
dc.date.issued 2017 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0961-9534 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/101167
dc.description.abstract [EN] The lack of management and economic value of forest ecosystems in Mediterranean areas, mainly dominated by pines (Pinus halepensis Mill. and Pinus pinaster Ait.), together with a continuous growing of forests on marginal agricultural land have leaded to an increased forest fire risk and devaluation of natural resources in less favoured rural regions. The use of residual forest-based biomass as value added biofuels like pellets can reverse this situation. Nevertheless, there is an industrial need of knowledge of the influence of raw material composition on pellet manufacturing quality for the main Mediterranean softwood species. In this research influencing pellet quality variables such as contents of moisture, ash, fine particles, chlorine and sulphate, but also mechanical durability, bulk density and net calorific value have been analysed following EN standards. The obtained results demonstrate that it is possible to obtain high quality pellets from barked and debarked logs as well as from branches from P. halepensis and P. pinaster. This implies that the abundant forest biomass residues in the western Mediterranean region of Europe can be transformed into high added value solid biofuels, opening new opportunities for local industries. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by Moixent Forestal company, the Municipality of Enguera and AIDIMA Wood, Furniture and Packaging Technology Institute, which have allowed and facilitated raw materials, pelletization and analysis in the biomass pilot plant. This study has been partly funded by the Government of Valencia (IVACE) in the framework of the BIOPELLET project. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Biomass and Bioenergy es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Mediterranean pine es_ES
dc.subject Wood pellets es_ES
dc.subject Bark content es_ES
dc.subject Biofuel quality es_ES
dc.subject Residual biomass es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA AGROFORESTAL es_ES
dc.title Influence of raw material composition of Mediterranean pinewood on pellet quality es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.02.018 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Rural y Agroalimentaria - Departament d'Enginyeria Rural i Agroalimentària es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Lerma Arce, V.; Oliver Villanueva, JV.; Segura Orenga, G. (2017). Influence of raw material composition of Mediterranean pinewood on pellet quality. Biomass and Bioenergy. 99:90-96. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.02.018 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.02.018 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 90 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 96 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 99 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\328985 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Institut Valencià de Competitivitat Empresarial


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