Luonnonvara-alan yksikkö Ulkopuolinen taho 01.01.2008 - 31.12.2010
The small scale production of pellets currently faces both technological limitations, as well as lack of knowledge. The project addresses those challenges by offering a holistic approach for SMEs reaching from identification and estimation of available resources, raw material procurement, the design of the entire pellet production process to the final product. PELLETime will encourage sustainable expansion of the raw material resource, and carry out widespread awareness raising and information dissemination to facilitate market development.
Pellets are currently imported from outside the NPP region because of the limited raw materials base which needs to be broadened to balance the regional fluctuations in current raw material supply. Establishment of pelletizing requires technical information and expertise. The PELLETime project will develop a package of tools to support development of small-scale pelletizing supply chains.
A wide range of short rotational forestry and agricultural energy crops can be used as alternative raw material for pellets. WP2 will investigate biodiversity, landscape and hydrological aspects of these and provide best practice guidance on their sustainable establishment and management.
Fuel quality is a key issue in small scale pelletizing, especially when alternative raw materials or mixtures of different materials are used. WP3 will develop innovative handling and logistics techniques for both raw materials and pellets, looking particula
Ulkopuolinen tahoHankkeen kesto
01.01.2008 - 31.12.2010