Opportunities for using sawmill residues in Australia 2007

This project examined options for producing revenues from sawmill residues, predominantly focusing on hardwood mills.. Revenue sources include: Combustion—using the heat, via a heat transfer medium, for power generation and heating; Gasification—using the syngas to fuel a boiler or IC engine for power generation or to produce bio-fuels; Pyrolysis—to produce bio-oil or char products; Pelletising—a dense fuel for domestic heating and fuelling small scale power plant; Hydrolysis and fermentation—production of ethanol; and combined thermal and chemical processes—production of chemicals.

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