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Characterisation of Feedstocks - Characterisation of biomass feedstocks database


Citation McKay, H. Characterisation of Feedstocks - Characterisation of biomass feedstocks database, ETI, 2016. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000033.
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Author(s) McKay, H.
Project partner(s) Forest Research and E.ON Technologies (Ratcliffe) Ltd
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000033
Download BIO_BI2010_1.xlsx
Associated Project(s) ETI-BI2010: Characterisation of Feedstocks
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
Abstract The Characterisation of Feedstocks project provides an understanding of UK produced 2nd generation energy biomass properties, how these vary and what causes this variability. In this project, several types of UK-grown biomass, produced under varying conditions, were sampled.  The biomass sampled included Miscanthus, Short Rotation Forestry (SRF) and Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) Willow.  The samples were tested to an agreed schedule in an accredited laboratory.  The results were analysed against the planting, growing, harvesting and storage conditions (i.e. the provenance) to understand what impacts different production and storage methods have on the biomass properties. The main outcome of this project is a better understanding of the key characteristics of UK biomass feedstocks (focusing on second generation) relevant in downstream energy conversion applications, and howthese characteristics vary by provenance.

This Excel Workbook presents the data arising from all experiments carried out under the Characterisation of Feedstocks Project. The data set includes: the sites sampled, the conditions at the time of sampling, provenance data, soil laboratory results and biomass laboratory results. The feedstock studies carried out to yield these data are shown in the “Workbook Details” sheet – this sheet also briefly describes the quality assurance process for the data. As a result of the breadth and depth of data provided in these tables, the ETI anticipates that these data will be useful to a range users including
  • Academics whose research focuses on bioenergy crop production or use of bioenergy crops in pre-treatment or conversion technologies;
  • Modellers seeking biomass physical property data
  • Bioenergy project developers seeking to understand their design envelopes;
  • Existing commercial biomass users seeking to understand process performance;
  • Biomass buyers assessing risks and defining fuel specifications.