Corn Stover Densification Methods and their Large-Scale Logistical Impacts—Preliminary Analysis

dc.contributor.author Thoreson, Curtis
dc.contributor.author Darr, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Darr, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Webster, Keith
dc.contributor.department Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
dc.date 2018-02-13T07:37:41.000
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dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2010
dc.date.embargo 2013-03-23
dc.date.issued 2010-06-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The bulk density of corn stover poses a major obstruction to its large scale acceptance as a biomass feedstock. The loose bulk density of corn stover is low enough to create large inefficiencies during the harvest, transport, and storage phases of production. Overall production costs of stover could be reduced if a densification method were developed that provided adequate bulk density at a low specific energy during the harvest phase of production. So far, stover densification has been accomplished either by baling, grinding, or briquetting processes. Baling faces a logistical challenge with the handling cost of an individual bale, grinding systems don’t achieve high enough bulk densities alone, and briquetting systems generally require stover preprocessing (grinding), and the addition of heat energy. All of these factors for each system drive up the unit cost of corn stover production.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is an ASABE Meeting Presentation, Paper No. <a href="http://elibrary.asabe.org/abstract.asp?aid=29800&t=3&dabs=Y&redir=&redirType=" target="_blank">1009074</a>.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Stover
dc.subject.keywords Densification
dc.subject.keywords Briquettes
dc.subject.keywords Logistics
dc.subject.keywords Biomass
dc.subject.keywords Pellets
dc.subject.keywords Corn
dc.title Corn Stover Densification Methods and their Large-Scale Logistical Impacts—Preliminary Analysis
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