Prospects of Growing Miscanthus as Alternative Source of Biofuel

  • Volodymyr Ivanyshyn
  • Ulyana Nedilska
  • Veronika Khomina
  • Rita Klymyshena
  • Vasil Hryhoriev
  • Oleg Ovcharuk
  • Taras Hutsol
  • Krzysztof Mudryk
  • Marcin Jewiarz
  • Marek Wróbel
  • Krzysztof Dziedzic
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)

Abstract

The paper presents the results of research work aimed at determining process parameters for production of quality briquettes from Miscanthus raw material. Raw material was obtained from southern Ukraine from the autumn harvest. The obtained results clearly indicate that adequate grinding, humidity reduction of less than 15% and application of agglomeration pressures above 37 MPa, results in obtaining satisfactory quality briquettes. Compliance with the developed technological assumptions should not in practice lead to technical problems that will have a significant impact on the dissemination of this activity in rural Ukraine.

Keywords

Miscanthus Briquettes quality Jakość brykietu Density Mechanical durability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Volodymyr Ivanyshyn
    • 1
  • Ulyana Nedilska
    • 1
  • Veronika Khomina
    • 1
  • Rita Klymyshena
    • 1
  • Vasil Hryhoriev
    • 1
  • Oleg Ovcharuk
    • 1
  • Taras Hutsol
    • 1
  • Krzysztof Mudryk
    • 2
  • Marcin Jewiarz
    • 2
  • Marek Wróbel
    • 2
  • Krzysztof Dziedzic
    • 2
  1. 1.State Agrarian and Engineering University in PodilliaPodilliaUkraine
  2. 2.Faculty of Production and Power EngineeringUniversity of Agriculture in KrakowKrakowPoland

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