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Biomass Processing and Handling

Biomass Processing and Handling

Biomass Processing Facilities

  • Walk-in trailer for biomass hauling and temporary storage
  • Batch autoclave that operates up to 2200 psi
  • 7.5-ton/day coal or biomass continuous process development unit
  • Complete fuel-handling, crushing, shredding, and chipping preparation facilities for developing and testing process methods for fuel preparation

Previous Resource Assessments at the EERC

  • Wheat straw
  • Hybrid poplar
  • Rice straw
  • Sunflower hulls
  • Alfalfa
  • Municipal solid waste
  • Flax straw
  • Sewage sludge
  • Animal manures or litter
  • Paper mill sludge
  • Corn stover
  • Lignin from cellulosic ethanol processing
  • Switchgrass
  • Many types of wood residue
  • Beet tailings
  • Potato residues

Material Analysis

Material analyses can measure organic and inorganic materials, among other parameters, including the following:

  • All ranks and varieties of coal and biomass
  • Combustion or gasification ash and deposits
  • Leachates
  • Residues
  • Wastes
  • Gaseous and liquid process by-products
  • Effluents