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New pellet books

German book publication “Production and thermal utilisation of pellets”

(in German, original title: „Herstellung und energetische Nutzung von Pellets“)

In February 2009 the book “Production and thermal utilisation of pellets – production process, properties, furnace technology, ecology and economics” (original German title: “Herstellung und energetische Nutzung von Pellets - Produktionsprozess, Eigenschaften, Feuerungstechnik, Ökologie und Wirtschaftlichkeit”) has been published in the book series “Thermal Biomass Utilisation” of the Institute of Process and Particle Engineering, Graz University of Technology. The book is based on results of several national and international research, development and engineering projects as well as on practical experience. The book covers on 360 pages with 177 figures and 72 tables all aspects of production and thermal utilisation of pellets and is the most comprehensive literature, which is currently available in this field. It is written in German language.It is addressed to all market actors within the pellet market from raw material producers and suppliers, pellet producers and retailers, manufacturers of pellet furnaces and pellet production equipment, installers, engineering companies and energy consultants to end users in all ranges from small to large-scale and should contribute to a further increase of pellet utilisation in the energy sector. The book is the result of several years of research and investigations and has been written in co-operation between the Institute of Process and Particle Engineering, Graz University of Technology and BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH.

The book can be ordered here

Relevant topics of this book are:

  • Evaluation of raw materials and raw material potentials in Austria
  • Quality and properties of pellets and respective standards
  • Technical evaluation of the pellet production process and logistic aspects of pellet supply
  • Technological evaluation of current furnace technologies and future developments
  • Economic and ecological evaluation of the pellet production process according to the production steps and the raw material used
  • Economic and ecological evaluation of pellet use in small-scale furnaces in the residential sector
  • Overview of the Austrian and international pellet market and market development
  • Overview of latest trends concerning research and development in the pellet sector

English pellet book publication “The Pellet Handbook – The production and thermal utilisation of biomass pellets”

In 2010 the English pellet book „The Pellet Handbook – The production and thermal utilisation of biomass pellets“ has been published. It is based on the German pellet book publication from 2009 (see above), which has been updated and comprehensively extended.

This handbook has been written and edited by BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH, Graz, Austria, and supported by experienced professionals from the IEA Bioenergy Tasks 32, 29, 31 and 40 as well as external experts. It is the first comprehensive guide in English language covering all pellet related issues. It addresses all the players of the pellet market, ranging from raw material producers or suppliers, pellet producers and traders, manufacturers of pellet furnaces and pelletisation systems, installers, engineering companies, energy consultants up to the end users.
The book can directly be ordered at the publisher´s website (Earthscan, London, UK) under http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?tabid=102497. With this flyer (see download below), which contains further information to the book, a 20% discount can be gained (by using the voucher code when ordering the book online).

Relevant topics of this book are:

  • International overview of standards for pellets
  • Evaluation of raw materials and raw material potentials
  • Quality and properties of pellets
  • Technical evaluation of the pellet production process and logistical aspects of pellet supply
  • Safety and health aspects for pellets during storage, handling and transportation
  • Technological evaluation of pellet furnace technologies and future developments
  • Economic and ecological evaluation of the pellet production process
  • Economic and ecological evaluation of pellet use in small-scale furnaces in the residential sector
  • Overview of international pellet markets and market developments
  • International case studies on the use of pellets for energy generation
  • Latest trends concerning research and development in the pellets sector

Flyer – PDF#0113

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