By Anna Simet
A perfect storm of conditions can result in an explosion or fire at a biomass-using facility, events that are often preventable.
Cost-effective techniques to mitigate dust-related risks are available to less sophisticated wood pellet mills, where a lack of capital, education, code knowledge, and proper cleaning and maintenance protocols may exist.
Wood pellet-derived carbon monoxide has been a cause of concern for indoor storage scenarios, but research suggests it's an easy fix.
Feedstock sourcing is a critical aspect in the development of cellulosic biofuel businesses.