Biomass and biofuels analysis


Proven analytical solutions for biomass and alternative fuels
quality control

Being recognized benchmark in analysis of coal, coke and petroleum, LECO is your reliable partner in quality control of biomass and alternative fuels. We supply analytical instrumentation to measure calorific value, moisture, ash, ash fusibility, elemental composition like sulfur, nitrogen, carbon, … and much more. Download our catalog with full range of solutions.

Determination of calorific value

Maybe the most important parameter of all fuels is its energy content/calorific value (EN 14918). The LECO AC600, a semi-automated isoperibol bomb calorimeter, is able to analyze this parameter in just 5.5 minutes without sacrificing accuracy or precision.

Moisture / Ash / Volatiles content

Save operators time and use an automated macro thermogravimetric analyzer, analyzing moisture, ash and volatiles in one sample run. 19 or 38 samples can be measured simultaneously.LECO TGA701 is well recognized for its high reliability, stability, accuracy and precision, while offering expanded functionality and automation.
Sulfur and Carbon Analysis by Combustion

Carbon and Sulfur Analysis

LECO’s SC series analyzers have always been the benchmark of fast Sulfur/Carbon determination by high temperature combustion.Providing results in just 2-3 minutes, newest SC832 series has reduced bench space, powerful software with ergonomic touch-screen interface. SC832 is a valuable resource for any laboratory needing fast and accurate analysis at low operation cost.

Ash melting behaviour

A long time underestimated parameter is the ash fusibility of biofuels (EN 15370). Especially biomass and alternative fuels show a big variety of ash fusion behaviour. With the LECO AF 700 an automated determination of all relevant fusion points (SST,DT,HT/FT) required by the standard can be measured for 6(12) samples simultaneously.

Total content of Carbon/Hydrogen/Nitrogen/Sulfur/Oxygen

Elemental composition of solid biofuels (EN 15104) is not only important for calorific value correction, but it is mandatory to report for biomass produced from chemically treated wood. Fast, reliable and matrix independent, the LECO CHNS 628 Series determines the elemental composition of all kind of biofuels in just 4-5 minutes. The instrument can be equipped with an additional module for Oxygen content analysis.

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