Alternative “green” lime kiln fuels:  Part II—Woody biomass, bio-oils, gasification, and hydrogen, TAPPI Journal May 2020

Application: Several “green” kiln fuels are identified to help reduce a mill’s carbon footprint. Some, such as woody biomass, are readily available while others (e.g., various bio-oils) tend to be location specific. Some potential emerging options are also reviewed.

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Author: Peter W. Hart
Alternative “green” lime kiln fuels: Part II—Woody biomass,
ABSTRACT: This paper is the second of a two-part series on “green” lime kiln fuels. The first part of this work reviews the use of pulp mill and recovery byproducts as either full or partial replacement of oil or natural gas in the kiln. The second part reviews the use of various forms of woody biomass, bio-oils, gasification and hydrogen as potential carbon neutral or carbon-free lime kiln fuels. Several of these options require specialized burners to supply the fuel to the kiln and high-quality metallurgy to withstand the acidic conditions of the fuel.

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