Category Archives: The Asian Biomass Handbook

Gasification agent

In order to convert solid biomass into inflammable gas, a substance to promote the chemical reaction is necessary. This substance is called the gasification agent, and mainly air (N2, O2), oxygen (O2), H2O, or CO2 are applied as an appropriate mixture. Air (only O2 reacts) and O2 generate heat by oxidation, and increased O2 decreases the effective amount of inflammable […]

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The Royal Thai Government launched a strategy to increase renewable energy share in the energy mix since 2005. This was a cabinet resolution, binding all governmental agencies to harmonize policy direction to achieve the declared policy targets. In response to this policy needs, the Ministry of Energy has set forth the seven strategies for energy sufficiency

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Benefit of biomass utilization

1.1 Benefit of Biomass 1.1.1 What is biomass? Generally biomass is the matter that can be derived directly or indirectly from plant which is utilized as energy or materials in a substantial amount. “Indirectly” refers to the products available via animal husbandry and the food industry. Biomass is called as “phytomass” and is often translated bioresource or bio-derived-resource. The resource […]

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(a) What is switchgrass? Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a perennial tropical grass (C4 species) native to the Great Plains of the USA. The indigenous people of the region saw and called prairies consisting of switchgrass “Ocean of grass”. The plant height is ca. 90-150 cm, the leaf blade length is 15-45 cm, the width is 0.6-1.3 cm, with

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Food Processing Waste

2.17.1 Potential of food processing waste In this chapter, the example of Thailand is given to show the utilization of food processing waste. As one of the agricultural based countries, food industry sector plays an important role in Thai economy and also is worth a great fraction of Thai export value each year. The processing of food and its related […]

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