Worldwide very large quantities of cellulosic crop residues are produced annually. However, only a fraction is used for renewable energy purposes. Collecting and briquetting this surplus cereal straw converts it into an available resource for sustainable bioenergy production.
In Spring 2012, INBIOM contacted the company C.F. Nielsen in order to start a project regarding straw-logistics in cooperation with Maabjerg Energy Concept, Aarhus University and the Knowledge Centre for Agriculture (today named SEGES). There was a specific challenge of sourcing 400.000 tonnes straw to Maabjerg - could briquetted straw be a part of the solution?
This became the beginning of a project where straw briquettes played a very central role. A couple of years later a new concept developed from the project: C.F. Nielsen started a new company under the name Kinetic Biofuel together with Biofuel Technology.
In the project a folder has been published about the concept, and it has been financed by the Central Denmark Region and INBIOM. The folder has been translated into English.
Download the folder here: