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An Extensive Technical, Economical and Environmental Assessment of Energy Recovery from Palm-Oil Residues: SWE-2005-386
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Heat and Power Technology.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Heat and Power Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3950-0809
2009 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Dept. of Energy Technology at KTH, together with Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga, Colombia, studied the different possibilities for increasing the usage of palm oil residues for energy production in an optimized way. The main purpose was to maximize the use of the solid residues coming from palm oil extraction, substitute fossil fuels in cooking, reduce emissions and environmental impacts and improve the social/economic conditions of the region. The emphasis was in introducing the discarded solid residues – EFB - as a fuel and the effective use of fibres and shells. The study was based on several innovative and unique approaches that include the pelletization of EFB for gasification purposes, densification of fibres and shells for their use in different energy applications, anaerobic digestion of EFB for biogas production and a complete optimization of the energy system considering efficiency, technology availability, environmental issues and economic factors.

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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2009.
Keyword [en]
Biomass, palm oil residues, pelletization, biodiesel
National Category
Energy Engineering
Research subject
SRA - Energy
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-71075OAI: diva2:486497

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Available from: 2012-01-30 Created: 2012-01-30 Last updated: 2016-06-20Bibliographically approved

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