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Title: Chemical Characterization and Conversion Assessment of BurCell® System Treated MSW Materials

Abstract

Cornerstone Resources has developed a proprietary advanced preprocessing technology, the BurCell® System, for production of a high quality organic biomass feedstock from numerous waste resources. While suitable for a variety of feedstock, the focus of development for the BurCell® System has been thus far Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). In MSW, the system technology is able to capture non-recyclable waste paper, cardboard, and organic materials, homogenize these materials and allow for separation of the non-organic fraction. The resulting homogenized organic material typically represents in excess of 50% of the raw MSW feed. The recently released Billion Ton Study now includes MSW as a feedstock resource showing it to be one of the lowest cost and most widely distributed biomass resources available; however, acknowledging the concerns with the potential physical and chemical variability of an MSW based feedstock stream. The focus on MSW has also been driven by MSW being a resource with a clear, well understood and mature supply-chain. Treating MSW in the BurCell® System will make that source of biomass substantially more accessible. To further promote the use of this MSW derived biomass and beneficially exploit the use of the BurCell® System for processing of biomass for Bioenergy production facilities,more » more detailed lab data is now required« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1482167
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-17-43190-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; Municipal Solid Waste; Biomass Characterization

Citation Formats

Emerson, Rachel, and Schaller, Kastli D. Chemical Characterization and Conversion Assessment of BurCell® System Treated MSW Materials. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1482167.
Emerson, Rachel, & Schaller, Kastli D. Chemical Characterization and Conversion Assessment of BurCell® System Treated MSW Materials. United States. doi:10.2172/1482167.
Emerson, Rachel, and Schaller, Kastli D. Fri . "Chemical Characterization and Conversion Assessment of BurCell® System Treated MSW Materials". United States. doi:10.2172/1482167. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1482167.
@article{osti_1482167,
title = {Chemical Characterization and Conversion Assessment of BurCell® System Treated MSW Materials},
author = {Emerson, Rachel and Schaller, Kastli D.},
abstractNote = {Cornerstone Resources has developed a proprietary advanced preprocessing technology, the BurCell® System, for production of a high quality organic biomass feedstock from numerous waste resources. While suitable for a variety of feedstock, the focus of development for the BurCell® System has been thus far Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). In MSW, the system technology is able to capture non-recyclable waste paper, cardboard, and organic materials, homogenize these materials and allow for separation of the non-organic fraction. The resulting homogenized organic material typically represents in excess of 50% of the raw MSW feed. The recently released Billion Ton Study now includes MSW as a feedstock resource showing it to be one of the lowest cost and most widely distributed biomass resources available; however, acknowledging the concerns with the potential physical and chemical variability of an MSW based feedstock stream. The focus on MSW has also been driven by MSW being a resource with a clear, well understood and mature supply-chain. Treating MSW in the BurCell® System will make that source of biomass substantially more accessible. To further promote the use of this MSW derived biomass and beneficially exploit the use of the BurCell® System for processing of biomass for Bioenergy production facilities, more detailed lab data is now required},
doi = {10.2172/1482167},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}

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