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Biomass Combustion Science, Technology and Engineering by L Rosendahl

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Biomass combustion for power generation: an introduction

J.P. Wolf and Dong,     Energy Power, Denmark

Abstract:

The chapter gives an introduction to the main combustion techniques used for turning biomass into power and briefly discusses their relative strengths and weaknesses. The chapter also provides definitions of the main biomass types and discusses recent developments in the application of biomass for power production.

Key words

biomass

power

fuel

combustion

1.1 Introduction

The use of biomass for heating and light almost defines the birth of civilisation. Ever since the first torch was lit biomass has been an important part of the energy provision in human societies. In the developed world, biomass has been on the retreat since ...

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