Biocoal as an alternative to biomass

Environmental & Analytical Toxicology

ISSN: 2161-0525

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Biocoal as an alternative to biomass

World Congress and Expo on Recycling

July 20-22, 2015 Barcelona, Spain

José Pablo Paredes Sánchez

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Environ Anal Toxicol

Abstract :

The future use of coal is strategic as it has applications in the energy or steel industries and in the modern economic development but conditioned on corrective action resulting from the allocation of allowances of Greenhouse Gases (GHG). Biofuels are one of the energy resources of interest in the transition to a sustainable energy model for being a renewable resource reducer of CO2 emissions. Given this energy scene, the renewable fuels development for both thermal and electric applications and the analysis of the manufacturing process with the technology currently available is of industrial interest before a future of strong demand in view of the energy policies in the Northern Europe under the EU or in countries like the US and Canada. Biocoal is a type of fuel obtained by a thermochemical process which combines drying, thermal decomposition and pyrolysis of organic matter stages better known in the food industry as roasting. Such biofuel can overcome barriers such as heterogeneity, handling difficulty and low energetic density of the raw material favoring the use of biomass even the residual one as fuel and therefore reducing storing, management and transport costs. It also helps to expand the biomass feedstock to be used with the inclusion of both agricultural and forest biomass. The purpose of this work is to present biocoalas an energy self-sufficiency improvement since it can be used as a substitute for fossil fuel resources which would reduce the amount of CO2 emitted in the world.

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