Utilization of almond residues

Paul Chen, Yanling Cheng, Shaobo Deng, Xiangyang Lin, Guangwei Huang, Roger Ruan

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Abstract

Almond production generates millions of tons of residues in addition to almond nuts. Almond residues, including shells, hulls, pruning, leaves, skin and inedible kernel disposition, are good feedstocks for production of bioenergy and other valuable compounds. In this article, research on the utilization of almond residues as energy and non-energy feedstocks is reviewed. Technical options for converting almond residues to energy and other valuable products are discussed. Several commercial conversion technologies are examined. Needs for further research and development are recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

Keywords

  • Activated carbons
  • Almond
  • Anti-oxidants
  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass
  • Biorefinery
  • Gasification
  • Heat
  • Power
  • Pyrolysis

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