Published on Thursday, 28 May 2015

Framework

1. Product quantity and quality improvement

  • Fast-growing tree species and clone selection and improvement for energy production
  • Planning and management of plantation system
  • Management of fast-growing tree plantation, harvesting system and biomass feedstock collection
  • Increase of soil productivity
  • Pest management for fast-growing tree plantation
  • Logistics management
  • Life-cycle assessment (LCA) and life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis

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2. Environmental effect determination

  • Study of water-use efficiency
  • Study of CO2 sequestration
  • Litter decomposition and nutrient cycling

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3. Utilization opportunity

  • Development of high quality charcoal production kiln
  • Wood pellet production technology improvement
  • Gasification technology improvement for power generation
  • Alternative utilization of biomass and bioenergy development
  • Collaboration with private utilizers

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Ongoing research projects

- Sustainable farming practices of energy plantation for biomass power plants (funded by German International Cooperation, GIZ)

- Planning review of fast-growing species and clone trial for wood energy (funded by CT Biomass Co., Ltd.)

- Knowledge and enhancement concerning wood biomass energy resources from fast growing trees in ACMECS (funded by TICA)

 

KU-Biomass & Bio-energy services

Biomass fuel quality analysis

List

Price (THB/sample)

Wood sample

 

1. Sample preparation (chipping)

300

2. Sample preparation (grinding)

500

3. Sample preparation for ash determination

500

4. Bulk density

400

5. Gross calorific value (GCV; as received)

800

6. Gross calorific value (GCV oven dry)

1,100

7. Net calorific value (NCV)

1,500

8. Ash content

500

9. Moisture content (as received)

300

10. Volatile matter content

800

11. Fixed carbon content

1,300

12. Carbon concentration

700

13. Hydrogen concentration

700

14. Nitrogen concentration

700

15. Sulfur concentration

800

16. Oxygen concentration

3,400

17. Chloride

300

   

Ash sample

 

18. pH

300

19. Silica (SiO2) content

700

20. Alumina (Al2O3) content

700

21. Sulphate (SO4) content

600

22. Diphosphorous pentaoxide (P2O5) content

600

23. Calcium oxide (CaO) content

600

24. Magnesium oxide (MgO) content

600

25. Ferric oxide (Fe2O3) content

600

26. Sodium oxide (Na2O) content

600

27. Potassium oxide (K2O) content

600

28. Manganese oxide (MnO2) content

600