This study aims to map the spatial distribution of different types of grasses available in Denmark using a GIS (Geographical Information System) based approach and to supplement these with biofuel potential maps based on HtL conversion. Biomass yields (t/ha) and biofuel energy equivalent (GJ/ha) are mapped as function of the type of grassland area (permanent, roadside, grass sown in crop rotation systems) using 2012 databases made available by Jordbrugs Analyser Portal and Danmarks Miljøportal. Grasses have become a promising lignocellulosic biomass for biofuels production due to the low cost factor and lack of competition with food crops. They can be used as whole input, or as a residue after protein extraction. In order to determine the production potential of biofuels based on HtL conversion and to establish at the same time the optimum conditions for the HtL process that could lead to a high bio-crude yield and a high quality of the bio-crude using grasses as feedstock a series of experiments with meadow grass have been carried out in a batch reactor. Biomass input and liquefaction products are characterized using proximate analysis, elemental analysis, heating values, FTIR, GC/MS. Data is subject to a multivariate analysis based on the different parameters used during the hydrothermal liquefaction process (temperature, heating rate, pressure, composition, bio-crude yield). Keywords: biomass resources, biomass potential, GIS, hydrothermal liquefaction, production potential of biofuels!
|Publication date||Jun 2014|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2014|
|Event||22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition - Hamburg, Germany|
Duration: 23 Jun 2014 → 26 Jun 2014
|Conference||22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition|
|Period||23/06/2014 → 26/06/2014|
Grigoras, I., Rosendahl, L. A., Toor, S. S., Pedersen, T. H., & Meyer, A. K. P. (2014). Grasses – a potential sustainable resource for biocrude production. Poster presented at 22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany.