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A review of technical and economic aspects of biomass briquetting


Kpalo, Sunday Yusuf and Zainuddin, Mohamad Faiz and Abd Manaf, Latifah and Roslan, Ahmad Muhaimin (2020) A review of technical and economic aspects of biomass briquetting. Sustainability, 12 (11). pp. 1-30. ISSN 2071-1050


Growing global demand and utilization of fossil fuels has elevated wealth creation, increased adverse impacts of climate change from greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions, and endangered public health. In most developing countries, biomass wastes, which include but are not limited to agricultural residues, are produced in large quantities annually. They are either inefficiently used or disposed of indiscriminately, which threatens the environment. It is possible to convert these wastes, through densification, into high-density and energy-efficient briquettes. Densification of biomass into briquettes presents a renewable energy option as an alternative to fossil fuels. This paper reviews biomass briquetting with reference to biomass resources, feedstock pre-processing, briquetting process parameters, briquetting technology, and briquettes quality evaluation parameters. The review also includes the economic aspect of briquetting relating to costs and feasibility.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Faculty of Forestry and Environment
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114609
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Keywords: Biomass; Briquette; Densification; Technology; Production costs; Economic feasibility
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2022 08:17
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2022 08:17
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/87662
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