The Economic Feasibility of Using Crop Residue to Dry Corn

O. J. Loewer, S. G. McNeill, I. J. Ross, R. J. Matar

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Abstract

The goal of this study was to present the economic feasibility of biomass as a source of energy for corn drying. The market value of grain usually precludes it from being the most economical source of energy for grain drying, especially when compared to cobs and stover. If cobs and stover have little external value to the farm, and if they can be harvested economically, both can presently compete with LP gas as a source of energy for grain drying.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-562
Number of pages12
JournalDrying Technology
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

Keywords

  • Biomass
  • LP gas
  • cobs
  • combustion
  • computer
  • grain
  • program
  • stalks
  • stover

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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