[Gasification] Orange Peels

Tom Miles tmiles at trmiles.com
Thu Jun 23 12:33:33 CDT 2011


The request is for making use of peels as fuel or biochar after juicing them
in small scale rural production. 

It sounds like drying/torrefying might make a useful but friable fuel. 



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Subject: Re: [Gasification] Orange Peels


I never gasified o. peels but yes I have torrified /charred them many times 
and used them as kindling.
They turn black on a hot surface,are easily broken once dry and they burn
I atribute this to the high content in atheric oils which they don' t loose 
entirely during the torrefaction (blackening) process.

Ask your customers if they extract those oils for solvents or if the leave 
them untouched.
I guess it makes a difference


Am Donnerstag, 23. Juni 2011 18:47:24 schrieb Tom Miles:
> I've had an inquiry from Southern Africa about orange peels. Does anyone
> have experience carbonizing or gasifying orange peels?
> Do the burn in a TLUD?
> Do they make gas in an ARTI style compact digester?
> Can you char them? ( If you can char an apple or a pizza I guess you can
> char an orange.)
> Tom Miles

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