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Increasing the dry matter and energy yield of poplar biomass in Flanders

Dries Vansteenkiste UGent, Wolter Prins UGent and Joris Van Acker UGent (2010) Biomass, 18th European conference, Proceedings.
abstract
Merely 2% of the gross energy consumption in Flanders (Belgium) is covered by biomass. Key questions to be addressed are (1) how the future regional biomass supply for renewable energy production will be ensured, and (2) how this feedstock can be converted most intelligently into energy. We propose selecting and deploying highly productive poplars - in terms of both yield and quality - in short-rotation cultures (SRC) on marginal arable land. These poplars should provide readily accessible biomass that is adapted to thermochemical conversion technologies and for combined heat and power generation. Based on a theoretical scenario analysis with different yield options, it was estimated that pyrolytic intermediate products from poplar may allow significant displacements of various sources and sinks of primary energy. To evaluate the feasibility of the more ambitious scenarios, we envisage advanced comparative structural research of poplar cultivars and detailed study of the decomposition behavior of poplars in thermochemical experiments. Feedstock and intermediary product characterization will be carried out at various scale levels (submicron to cm, in 2D and 3D) and processing stages by using a top-notch computer-tomographic scanning installation (UGCT Nanoscan) and advanced dynamic and static thermal analysis equipment (DSC-TGA). Some preliminary results are presented.
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author
organization
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conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
thermochemical conversion, short rotation forestry, wood, poplar, structure
in
Biomass, 18th European conference, Proceedings
pages
5 pages
conference name
18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
conference location
Lyon, France
conference start
2010-05-03
conference end
2010-05-07
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2952709
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2952709
date created
2012-07-03 11:07:34
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2012-08-01 17:53:30
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  abstract     = {Merely 2\% of the gross energy consumption in Flanders (Belgium) is covered by biomass. Key questions to be addressed are (1) how the future regional biomass supply for renewable energy production will be ensured, and (2) how this feedstock can be converted most intelligently into energy. We propose selecting and deploying highly productive poplars - in terms of both yield and quality - in short-rotation cultures (SRC) on marginal arable land. These poplars should provide readily accessible biomass that is adapted to thermochemical conversion technologies and for combined heat and power generation. Based on a theoretical scenario analysis with different yield options, it was estimated that pyrolytic intermediate products from poplar may allow significant displacements of various sources and sinks of primary energy. To evaluate the feasibility of the more ambitious scenarios, we envisage advanced comparative structural research of poplar cultivars and detailed study of the decomposition behavior of poplars in thermochemical experiments. Feedstock and intermediary product characterization will be carried out at various scale levels (submicron to cm, in 2D and 3D) and processing stages by using a top-notch computer-tomographic scanning installation (UGCT Nanoscan) and advanced dynamic and static thermal analysis equipment (DSC-TGA). Some preliminary results are presented.},
  author       = {Vansteenkiste, Dries and Prins, Wolter and Van Acker, Joris},
  booktitle    = {Biomass, 18th European conference, Proceedings},
  keyword      = {thermochemical conversion,short rotation forestry,wood,poplar,structure},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Lyon, France},
  pages        = {5},
  title        = {Increasing the dry matter and energy yield of poplar biomass in Flanders},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Vansteenkiste, Dries, Wolter Prins, and Joris Van Acker. 2010. “Increasing the Dry Matter and Energy Yield of Poplar Biomass in Flanders.” In Biomass, 18th European Conference, Proceedings.
APA
Vansteenkiste, D., Prins, W., & Van Acker, J. (2010). Increasing the dry matter and energy yield of poplar biomass in Flanders. Biomass, 18th European conference, Proceedings. Presented at the 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition.
Vancouver
1.
Vansteenkiste D, Prins W, Van Acker J. Increasing the dry matter and energy yield of poplar biomass in Flanders. Biomass, 18th European conference, Proceedings. 2010.
MLA
Vansteenkiste, Dries, Wolter Prins, and Joris Van Acker. “Increasing the Dry Matter and Energy Yield of Poplar Biomass in Flanders.” Biomass, 18th European Conference, Proceedings. 2010. Print.