|Language|| English |
|Title (English)||Fuel properties of Paulownia biomass |
|Author||Vusić, Dinko |
|Editor||Radojčić Redovniković, Ivana |
Petravić Tominac, Vlatka
Gaurina Sarček, Višnja
Cvjetko Bubalo, Marin
|Abstract (English)|| |
Future of bioenergy industry strongly depends on the biomass availability. For sustainably managed forests supply is governed by increment/annual cut, but the availability of biomass feedstock for energy is strongly influenced by competition with other sectors (wood industry and pulp and paper industry). One of the promising ways to increase the amount of biomass on the market is establishing dedicated energy plantations of fast growing wood species. Interest in short-rotation bioenergy crops focuses mainly on their ability to produce large amounts of lignocellulosic biomass that can be used as fuel for heat or electricity generation . The high biomass yield potential of Paulownia trees reported [2, 3] identify Paulownia genus as one of the fastest growing trees in the world with the potential for producing wood for various purposes . The genus Paulownia (Scrophulariaceae) includes nine species of fastgrowing trees that are indigenous to China and East Asia . The species of this genus are suitable to reclaim abandoned farmlands or to restore soils , where special emphasis is focused on biomass production . Several recent studies have been focused on its potential for timber production , biomass yield [1, 8], its use in agroforestry practices , effect of irrigation on the productivity , chemical composition of its wood and other raw material properties [10, 1, 11, 8]. The goal of this research is to determine the properties important for biomass to bioenergy conversion (density, moisture content, bark content, ash content, elemental content – CHNS and calorific value) of three Paulownia hybrids (9501, Shang Tong, OXI).
|Keywords (English)||Paulownia biomass |
|Publication type||scientific paper - original scientific paper |
|Publication status||published |
|Peer review||peer review |
|Publication title||Natural resources, green technology and sustainable development/3-GREEN |
|Edition||Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Croatia |
|Numbering||pp 126-130 |
|Date||publication: 2018. |
|Place of publication||Zagreb |
|Scientific field||BIOTECHNICAL SCIENCES |
|Institution||University of Zagreb, Faculty of Forestry |
|Conference||Natural resources, green technology and sustainable development/3-GREEN2018 (Croatian) |
Conference start date: 05.06.2018.
Conference end date: 08.06.2018.
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