Aleksandr Mikhailov, Dmitriy Nagornov
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
drying, excavation, factory-made-local-fuel, raw-material
Mikhailov, Nagornov 2012: Peat Excavation and Drying For Factory-Made Local Fuel Production
Theme II. Peat for horticulture, energy and other uses
Peat plays an important role in the energy systems of the Nordic countries. It has been a domestic fuel with a long tradition of use especially as a fuel in times of crisis. Nowadays we also observe the gain from both the environmental and energy perspectives of using peat fuel. According to research conducted in Russia, peat is a very suitable raw material for local fuel production. The ash content of the local peat fuel is smaller than that of coal, and the quality of the fuel is high. The quality of the peat raw material is stable, and the supply of peat raw material can be secured for decades.