Tools

Tools for biomass characterization, intermediate flow characterization, product specifications, and spreadsheets.

Characterization of sugarcane bagasse and straw

The methodology for the characterization of sugarcane bagasse and straw allows the determination of the chemical composition of lignocellulosic material, with respect to cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignin, ashes, and extractive contents.

Characterization of forest biomasses

The main chemical components of forest biomass are pulp, hemicellulose, lignin, as well as ashes, and extractives. The procedures for characterization of this type of biomass most used worldwide are TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry) and NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory).

Logistics for advanced biofuels

Logistics studies related to bioenergy have as main objective to accelerate the pace of development of this sector. In this way, the aim is to evaluate and promote greater efficiency in the raw material distribution systems necessary for the production of biofuels.