Combustion

The combustion of products and agricultural residues has good results if substances rich in structured glucides (cellulose and lignin) and with a water content of less than 35% are used as fuels. The products that can be used are the following: wood in all its forms, cereal straws, residues of dry legumes, residues of oleaginous plants (castor-oil plant, etc.), residues of textile fibre plants (cotton, hemp, etc), wooden residues deriving from the pruning of fruit and forest plants, residues of the agro-food industry.
“Small-modular” systems
These systems could potentially satisfy the energy need of 2.5 billion people that have no electric energy. This capacity is due to the fact that most of these people live in areas where large quantities of biomass can be used as fuel. A small system with a capacity of 5 megawatts could be an excellent solution in villages. Small systems have a potential market also in industrialized countries, as they could be used as a complementary energy supply. Compared to fossil fuel systems, they are a more acceptable alternative also from the environmental point of view.

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