Residual biomass typically includes lignocellulosic materials generated by the agricultural, forest, and agro-industrial sectors. It has been estimated that only in Italy approximately 22 million tons of residual biomass are produced per year. The sustainable use of lignocellulosic biomass and the development of low-emission generation technologies such as micro and small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) systems can be highly advantageous to achieve a rapid transition towards decarbonization of the electricity sector. The choice of the CHP system highly depends on the availability and chemical-physical characteristics of the type of biomass used as fuel. Consequently, this study assesses the thermal behaviour and the chemical-physical characteristics of treated wood residues (MDF, OSB, Chipboard, etc.) to determine their potential use as fuels in micro and small scale CHP systems.
ASSESSMENT OF TREATED WOOD RESIDUES AS FUELS FOR MICRO AND SMALL SCALE CHP SYSTEMS / Rivas, M. R.; Assirelli, A.; Duca, D.; Toscano, G.. - (2022), pp. 738-742. (Intervento presentato al convegno 30th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2022 nel 2022).