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Biomass Steam Processing
Innovative and robust bio-wastes treatment. Converts a variety of plant derived wastes into bio-coal.
In “Biomass Steam Processing” (BSP) the feedstock is treated under atmospheric pressure with steam at temperatures between 250 °C and 400 °C for reaction times from minutes up to a few hours. This produces a biochar similar to lignite with substantially lower process complexity at much shorter reaction times than comparable processes. The BSP reaction conditions can be better controlled and the elemental composition of the biochar is variable. The project group theoretically and experimentally investigated the BSP process with model and real biomasses such as straw, wood, grass, orange peels, vegetable wastes and sewage sludge. As an experimental plant a number of laboratory reactors and pilot reactors from gram to kilogram scale were used. Live Energies GmbH, along with partners, is building a BSP demonstration plant in Germany, which will have a throughput of 2000 t/h. The plant will be built and commissioned in summer 2019.