Fuel Used for Feedstock Drying

Applies to: Pellet/Briquettes Plant

Description:

This indicator refers to air emissions from energy used in feedstock drying. Drying of feedstock requires considerable amount of energy. Thus energy source used (biomass, other RES, natural gas, other fossil fuels) will have a significant impact on air pollutant emissions.

Question:

Which type of fuel is used for feedstock drying?

Rating:

RES other than biomass

Biomass, Natural gas

Other fossil fuels

Sources of information:

Lindberg J.P. and J. Tana. 2012. Best Available Techniques (BAT) in solid biomass fuel processing, handling, storage and production of pellets from biomass. TemaNord 2012:550.

European Environment Agency (EEA). 2013. EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2013. Technical guidance to prepare national emission inventories. Energy industries and Manufacturing industries and construction.