Analysis of Possible Application of Olive Pomace as Biomass Source

  • Sławomir Francik
  • Adrian Knapczyk
  • Renata Francik
  • Zbigniew Ślipek
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)


The aim of the study was to determine the use of stored olive pomace as a solid biomass for energy purposes. The samples were collected from olive pomace pile stored for three years on Agricultural University in Cracow campus. Samples were taken from three heights and then standardized for each of them. Work has been done to compare energy properties such as calorific value, depending on the sampling depth of the material from the prism.


Pomaces Storage Energy properties Calorific value Biomass 



This research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (statutory activities DS-3600/WIPiE/2017, Faculty of Production and Power Engineering, University of Agriculture in Krakow).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sławomir Francik
    • 1
  • Adrian Knapczyk
    • 1
  • Renata Francik
    • 2
  • Zbigniew Ślipek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Agrophysics, Faculty of Production and Power EngineeringUniversity of Agriculture in KrakowKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Chair of Organic Chemistry, Department of Bioorganic ChemistryJagiellonian University Medical CollegeKrakowPoland

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