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Assessment of the Possibility of Using Hemp Biomass (Cannabis Sativa L.) for Energy Purposes: A Case Study

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Department of Machinery Exploitation and Management of Production Processes, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 20-612 Lublin, Poland
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Department of Power Engineering and Transportation, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 20-612 Lublin, Poland
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Department of Agricultural, Forest and Transport Machinery, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 20-612 Lublin, Poland
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(20), 4437; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9204437
Received: 1 September 2019 / Revised: 19 September 2019 / Accepted: 18 October 2019 / Published: 19 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biomass Research and Applications)
During testing, the possibility of using hemp biomass for energy purposes was assessed. The criteria assessed were the physical and chemical properties of hemp biomass, as well as the combustion process of straw and briquettes made of it in a low-power boiler. The results were made and compared with currently applicable standards. Technical and chemical properties of hemp biomass are comparable with the best plants used for energy purposes. Studies have also shown the susceptibility of hemp biomass compaction. However, large emissions recorded during the combustion of the tested forms of biofuels from hemp straw in light of applicable standards disqualify this fuel for use in grate-type heating devices with air fed under the grate. It would be advisable to carry out research on the total costs of pellet production and their use in heating devices with a retort burner, while taking into account this biofuel’s ashes’ susceptibility of sintering. View Full-Text
Keywords: hemp; biomass transformation; combustion; bioenergy hemp; biomass transformation; combustion; bioenergy
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Kraszkiewicz, A.; Kachel, M.; Parafiniuk, S.; Zając, G.; Niedziółka, I.; Sprawka, M. Assessment of the Possibility of Using Hemp Biomass (Cannabis Sativa L.) for Energy Purposes: A Case Study. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 4437. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9204437

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Kraszkiewicz A, Kachel M, Parafiniuk S, Zając G, Niedziółka I, Sprawka M. Assessment of the Possibility of Using Hemp Biomass (Cannabis Sativa L.) for Energy Purposes: A Case Study. Applied Sciences. 2019; 9(20):4437. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9204437

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Kraszkiewicz, Artur, Magdalena Kachel, Stanisław Parafiniuk, Grzegorz Zając, Ignacy Niedziółka, and Maciej Sprawka. 2019. "Assessment of the Possibility of Using Hemp Biomass (Cannabis Sativa L.) for Energy Purposes: A Case Study" Applied Sciences 9, no. 20: 4437. https://doi.org/10.3390/app9204437

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