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Biomass Densification Evaluation Report

This project looks at different densification technologies throughout the world to bring the most economical and efficient technology to Minnesota.

Biomass densification is one of the largest obstacles facing biomass utilization. Densification can aid in 1) reduced cost and improved ease of storage, 2) improvements in transportation efficiency, 3) decrease losses of biomass through the prevention of product deterioration due to the elements, 4) increased ease of handling if utilized as a biomass pellet fuel, 5) potential combustion efficiency increases, and 6) offers the ability to standardize feeding mechanisms for gasifier and other biomass based systems.

File Attached: Densification_Study_0909.pdf