Report on Biomass Drying Technology

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Using dry fuel provides significant benefits to combustion boilers, mainly increased boiler efficiency, lower air emissions, and improved boiler operation. The three main choices for drying biomass are rotary dryers, flash dryers, and superheated steam dryers. Which dryer is chosen for a particular application depends very much on the material characteristics of the biomass, the opportunities forintegrating the process and dryer, and the environmental controls needed or already available.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages34
StatePublished - 1998

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-570-25885


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