Increased resource efficiency through innovative new raw material handling in the production of fuel pellets.
The overall goal of the project InnoPels is to generate new knowledge and support for:
- Separation of sawdust from small timber and coarse timber. Small timber sawdust contain a high proportion of sapwood and coarse timber sawdust contain a high proportion of heartwood, which have different properties for pellet production.
- Evaluate drying techniques in combination with the impact of the different sawdust fractions on pellet quality and storage properties.
- Develop rapid spectroscopic methods to assess the quality of the raw material for pelleting and for process control.
Project timetable: 2021-11-01 – 2023-12-31
Funders: VINNOVA, Solör Bioenergi Pellets AB, Härjeåns Energi AB, Bergkvist Siljan Skog AB
Project partners: SLU, Karlstads Universitet, The Paper Province, Solör Bioenergi Pellets AB, Härjeåns Energi AB, Bergkvist Siljan Skog AB
Project budget: 7 300 000 kr