Gurdil G. A. K., DEMİREL B., Baz Y., Demirel C.

6th International Conference on Trends in Agricultural Engineering (TAE), Prague, Czech Republic, 7 - 09 September 2016, pp.162-165 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.162-165
  • Keywords: differential biofuel, pellet, renewable energy, hazelnut, agricultural residue
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


In this study evaluation possibilities of hazelnut husk agricultural residue as a solid bio-fuel in the form of pellets were investigated, which comes out of hazelnut production every year in our country. Researches were done with the material at <= %12 moisture content and with 10 mm particle size. Optimum pelleting parameters for hazelnut husk residue regarding to physical-mechanical properties (pellet bulk density, pellet particle density, mechanical durability, and pellet moisture content), gas emissions, heating value, and ash content after burning were determined. In conclusion, hazelnut husk agricultural residue was found to be very suitable as a solid bio-fuel in the form of pellets both in environmental and in fuel properties aspects.