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Improving logistics of biofuel raw materials
Date:2/21/2012

als for shipping also is an issue to be addressed.

One potential solution is a process developed by Dale known as ammonia fiber expansion, or AFEX. This involves taking the material and treating it with hot, concentrated ammonia.

"You simply remove the ammonia, run the treated material through a briquette maker, similar to briquettes for your charcoal grill, and when you're done you have a dense, stable, storable material, that's easy to ship and convert to biofuel," he said.

"The ultimate goal is that the depots would help create a better way to ship the biomass and cut down on the distance they have to be shipped."


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Contact: Tom Oswald
tom.oswald@ur.msu.edu
517-432-0920
Michigan State University
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