Biochar from the straw-stalk of rapeseed plant

Filiz Karaosmanoǧlu, Ash Işigigür-Ergüdenler, Aydin Sever

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Agricultural residues are an important and inexpensive bioresource for energy production. In this study the slow pyrolysis technique has been applied to the straw and stalk of rapeseed plant, and the effects of temperature and heating rate on the yields and characteristics of the solid products (biochars) have been investigated. Experiments were performed in a tubular reactor under nitrogen atmosphere at constant heating rate (5 °C min -1) and varying temperatures (400-900 °C) and at constant temperature (800 °C) and varying heating rates (5, 10, 15, °C min -1). The biochars obtained are carbon rich, reactive, and relatively pollution-free potential solid biofuels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-339
Number of pages4
JournalEnergy and Fuels
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000


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