New standard under development for thermally treated, densified biomass fuels

By Staff | May 01, 2014

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has announced a new International Organization for Standardization project to develop a standard for thermally treated and densified biomass fuels. The project, which was approved by the international community, is currently at the working draft stage.

Designated ISO 17225-8, the document will define the fuel quality classes and specifications of graded, densified solid biofuels produced from thermally treated biomass. It will address both pellets and briquettes from a variety of feedstocks. The standards will apply to fuels intended for industrial or non-industrial use.

The new project is one of several solid biomass standards under development by ISO technical committee 238 (ISO/TC 238). The ASABE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute as the administrator for the U.S. technical advisory group for ISO/TC 238