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Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1)


Citation McKay, H., Croxton, S., Hogan, G., Wall, M., Weatherstone, S., Connolly, T., Quick, W. and Forster, J. Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1), ETI, 2017. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000038.
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Author(s) McKay, H., Croxton, S., Hogan, G., Wall, M., Weatherstone, S., Connolly, T., Quick, W. and Forster, J.
Project partner(s) Forest Research and Uniper Technologies Ltd
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000038
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Abstract The primary objective of this Project was to provide an understanding of UK produced biomass properties, how these vary and what causes this variability. This report provides an overview of the first phase (2015/16) of the Characterisation of Feedstocks project, excluding the extension work (reported in Deliverables D12 Report and D13 Whole Project Executive Report).

The report starts with a summary of the key findings from the four studies carried out during 2015 and 2016. This is followed by an introduction to the context of the Project, including background, rationale and objectives; a description of the project approach, including the parameters investigated; the hypotheses tested; and the experimental protocols. The report then provides a summary of the two main areas of study, the results obtained and the statistical analyses used. An initial comparison of the results with those in the principal International database of biomass properties is discussed to put the results into context. The results and findings from the third and fourth areas of study are presented: comparison of variation within individual fields with those observed between sites, and the effect of pelletisation on Miscanthus properties. Commentary on the relative costs of establishment and production for the different feedstocks are provided. Finally the implications of, and recommendations to be drawn from the study are discussed
Associated Project(s) ETI-BI2010: Characterisation of Feedstocks
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
Associated Publication(s)

Characterisation of Feedstocks - Characterisation of biomass feedstocks database

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D12 Final report on investigations into the effect of harvest time and variety on willow SRC and the effect of harvest time and storage method on Miscanthus quality

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D13 Synthesis Report of Phase 1 and Phase 2

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D1 Detailed Schedule of Work

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D2 Methodology and Sampling Consistency Report; Database Design

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1) - Appendix 10 - Part 1: Willow SRC study 1 graphs

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1) - Appendix 10 - Part 3: Graphs for Willow SRC IFV study

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1) - Appendix 11: Null Hypothesis Tables

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1) - Appendix 12 - Part 1: Charts for poplar SRF

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1) - Appendix 13 - Part 1: Graphs for Spruce SRF Study 1

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1) Appendix 1: D6 Scope and Acceptance Criteria

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1) Appendix 4: Miscanthus IVF maps

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1) Appendix 6: Summary of statistics for fresh feedstocks

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1) Appendix 7: Charts comparing all feedstocks

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1) Appendix 8 Part 1: Miscanthus Study 1 graphs

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1) - Appendix 8 - part 3: Miscanthus Infield Variation Charts

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D6 Final Report (Phase 1) - Appendix 9: Total feedstock variance explained by consideration of the structured factors using REML, expressed as % of total variance

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D7 Executive Report Presentation

Characterisation of Feedstocks - D8 Technical Briefing Approach to Contract Amendment 1

Characterisation of Feedstocks - Final Project Presentations to ETI Slide Set - Summary of Findings from Phase 1 and Phase 2, presented at the ETI on 16th March 2017

Characterisation of Feedstocks - Final report on investigations into the effect of harvest time and variety on willow SRC and the effect of harvest time and storage method on Miscanthus quality - Appendices

Characterisation of Feedstocks - Request for Proposal

Making efficient use of bioenergy feedstocks for cleaner, greener energy