Biomass Pellet Production

Provide Guidance to Small Scale Pellet Producers

The aim of this projet is to develop understanding of the processes that govern successful biomass densification, and use this knowledge to provide practical guidance to small scale pellet producters.  Our laboratory facilities include two small flat-plate pelletizers, energy use monitoring and datalogging equipment, a pellet durability tester and a calorimeter for measuring pellet energy content.  Primary feedstocks of interest are switchgrass, miscanthus, and willow.  Contact Dr. Daniel Ciolkosz