Biomass processing research investigates different methods including densification, pelleting, cubing (factory and fieldside) and torrefaction (conversion to carbon) to determine their efficiency and effectiveness. Investigations include assessments of equipment used in the process.
Biomass Feedstock Systems
PAMI is involved in various aspect of developing and evaluating biomass feedstock systems including:
- Whole-crop harvesting and storage methods
- Biomass processing, moisture reduction and densification
- Food and energy crops rotation assessment.
Harvesting: Machinery Development for Biomass
Building on its reputation for harvesting expertise, PAMI undertakes suitability comparisons of existing harvesting equipment for biomass crops and their impact on straw quality. The studies employ farm-scale research involving whole-crop harvesting and biochar application to the land.