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Solar Biomass Pyrolysis with the Linear Mirror II

Hans Grassmann, Marta Boaro, Marco Citossi, Marina Cobal, Enrico Ersettis, Elvis Kapllaj, Andrea Pizzariello
2015 Smart Grid and Renewable Energy  
A simple and innovative prototype for biomass pyrolysis is presented, together with some experimental results. The setup uses only the thermal solar energy provided by a system of reflecting mirrors (Linear Mirror II) to heat a selected agro-waste biomass, such as wheat straw. At the end of the pyrolysis process, solar carbon with a high energy density (around 24 -28 MJ/kg) is produced from a biomass with an energy density of 16.9 MJ/kg. The perspectives for a future industrial application of
more » ... al application of this setup are also discussed.
doi:10.4236/sgre.2015.67016 fatcat:muv2ohsi35gvrivdo5zrmuqm4q