Research and development

The network among Biomass Lab and institutes, entities, standardization bodies and operators involved in the field of biomasses for energy use  represents a continuous source of  issues to be deepened and an opportunity to deal with new research topics.




Developed research topics




Molecular characterisation of ligno-cellulosic biomasses using IR and TGA/DTA techniques Ongoing
Physical treatment of vegetable oil for hydrocarbon production Ongoing
Pilot reactor for thermal treatment of ligno-cellulosic biomasses 2012-2014
Agripellet produced using fixed and mobile equipments – economic analysis and product quality Ongoing

Monitoring of wood pellet quality in the market

2011 - 2013

Analysis of combustion emissions of stoves fed with wood pellet – diluition tunnel 2010 - 2013

Survey on characteristics of wood waste in the wine sector


Extraction tests of dehulled sunflower and evaluation of the use of protein cake and residual cuticle


Measurement of PAH from pellet stoves


Control Chart application to define an evaluation method of biomass in plant


Nitrogen stripping techniques from zootechnical wastewater and from digestate 2008-2011
Neural nets applications for forecasting of ash melting temperatures of biomasses 2007-2009
Study of inorganic additives to increase melting temperatures of biomass ashes 2006-2009
Characterization of vegetable oils for energy use 2006-2008
Thermal behavior (fusibility) of biomass ashes 2005-2006
Study of vegetable oil extraction from oleaginous seeds using screw press 2004-2008

Monitoring of a generator fed with vegetable oil through the measurement of antioxidants in mineral oil

Pellet production from agriculture residues (agri-pellet) 2005-2006

Note: the abstract for each topic are only in the italian version.



Determination of woody biomass in solid biofuel

European policy promotes renewable energies and sets specific targets. Solid biofuels can play a...


Investigation of woodchip quality: Relationship between the most important chemical and physical parameters

Considering the global warming and the climate change of the past few decades, European public...


Evaluation of the characteristics of vineyard pruning residues for energy application: effect of different copper-based treatments

The use of biomass obtained in a more sustainable way, as represented by agricultural wastes, should...

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