The main objectives of this project are to assist EPA to set district biomass collection mechanisms and its collection demonstration, and to evaluate the feasibility of multi-biomass feedstock for producing biofuel. This project is primarily aimed at as following：(1) testing and demonstrating the mobile pelletization facility for biomass collection. (2) tuning and testing for multi-biomass resources in a pilot scale torrefaction reactor. (3) evaluation of solid biofuel application. (4) analysis of Leucaena leucocephala distribution in Penghu. (5) providing information for the biofuel application and biofuel producing demonstration conference.
In this report, five completed works were described as following: (1) testing and demonstrating the mobile pelletization facility for biomass collection were completed, and the feasibility of pelletizing in the agricultural field was preliminary validated.(2) tuning and continuous testing for multi-biomass resources and RDF (refuse derived fuel) which is made from MSW (municipal solid waste) in a pilot-scale torrefaction reactor were completed. (3) pelletization of mixture of two different biomass of rice straw and mushroom cultivation waste were completed, and proximate analysis and heating value of pellets were also analyzed. And the produced pellets fuel were torrefied and the applications of products (bio-coal) were also suggested. Co-milling tests of bio-coal and coal in a pilot-scale mill were also evaluated in the report. (4) distribution of Leucaena leucocephala in Penghu was analyzed, and about 330 thousand tons of Leucaena leucocephala was estimated.(5) case study of solid biofuel application in advanced countries were analyzed, and the roadmap of bio-power and bio-heat development strategy for our country was suggested. (6) results and experiences in the project were shared in the "2012 Solid Biomass Fuels Technologies and applications Conference”.