Biomass Pelletizing Process: A Review
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A review paper was designed as a lab-scale start-up guideline for general pelletizing process and technologies for biomass feedstock. The main body consists of summarized published research on the topic of all main parts of the biomass pelletizing process and technology, including machinery and their parts, optimal feedstock conditions as well as pellet forming processes and principles. This paper is more focused on the specific parameters necessary to obtain optimal pelletizing process that results in desired pellet quality, and less on feedstock preparation, final product post-treatment (e.g. cooling), handling (storage, transportation) or exact quality specifications. A summary of the suggested feedstock, technological and other parameters for the purpose of easier lab-scale start-up of biomass pellets production, which is based on the cited literature throughout this paper, is given in the last section.