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DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2024.1.4
JEL: Q16, Q44, Q55
Marzena Ogórek ORCID: 0000-0003-1627-1422 , e-mail: marzena.ogorek|| |marzena.ogorek|

Green-strategic analysis of the use of pellets from selected wood and waste materials for heating purposes

The paper presents the possibilities of using wood, waste and energy plant biomass as a material for the production of fuels in the form of pellets. Pine sawdust, energy willow chips, sunflower husk and corn straw were analysed. The materials were pelletized. Selected physicochemical properties and elemental composition were determined. It has been shown that the best alternative to replace wood pellets can be pellets made from both energy willow and sunflower husks. Sunflower husk pellets were selected as the most promising fuel and subjected to a strategic analysis using the SWOT/TOWS method. Based on the analyses, it was shown that sunflower husk pellets, due to their competitive price, appropriate physicochemical parameters and wide availability, can be successfully used as a fuel in boilers adapted to burn wood pellets and more.

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Keywords: biomass pellets; waste; alternative fuels; energy plants; SWOT/TOWS analysis



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