Energy Properties of Solid Fossil Fuels and Solid Biofuels

Holubcik, Michal; Kolkova, Zuzana; Jandacka, Jozef
June 2016
AIP Conference Proceedings;2016, Vol. 1745 Issue 1, p1
Conference Proceeding
The paper deals about the problematic of energy properties of solid biofuels in comparison with solid fossil fuels. Biofuels are alternative to fossil fuels and their properties are very similar. During the experiments were done in detail experiments to obtain various properties of spruce wood pellets and wheat straw pellets like biofuels in comparison with brown coal and black coal like fossil fuels. There were tested moisture content, volatile content, fixed carbon content, ash content, elementary analysis (C, H, N, S content) and ash fusion temperatures. The results show that biofuels have some advantages and also disadvantages in comparison with solid fossil fuels.


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