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Bioenergy and charcoal production : an alternative option for disposal of combustible municipal wastes

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Nanjappa Ashwath, Andrew Rank
This project explored the possibility of using a CSIRO process to convert green waste (70,000 T/yr) to bioenergy. Tests conducted using CSIRO fluidised bed technique show that these wastes can be successfully converted to charcoal, and that this charcoal is very suitable for use as cooking fuels. The charcoal recovery rates achieved are also acceptable for commercial production and use as biochars to boost crop production (Chan et al., 2007; Cheng et al., 2008) or to sequester carbon in the soil (Sohi et al., 2009). There is also a potential to supply steam/heat to a major abattoir. The most attractive market for steam/heat is more likely to be to supply steam to Stanwell Power Station for green energy generation. The study also undertook preliminary engineering design and costing.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

6

Issue

1-2

Start Page

71

End Page

81

Number of Pages

11

ISSN

1478-9876

Location

UK

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Plant and Water Science; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS);

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of environment and waste management.