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SafePellets (Safety and quality assurance measures along the pellets supply chain) was performed and funded under the Research for the Benefit of SMEs activity of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union. The consortium consisted of SME-industry partners and research institutes coming from five EU member states, in total 15 partners.

The objective of the project was the development of guidelines for quality assurance measures along the pellets supply chain and solutions for safe handling and storage of pellets. In the course of the project methods for the assessment of off-gassing and self-heating were developed.
The partners jointly aimed to support international standardization work by developing guidelines for the safe production, handling, and storage of pellets from different sources. Moreover, partner Firefly has developed new sensor solutions to detect fires and off-gases in pellet storages of different scale.

The overall findings of SafePellets are currently implemented as quality assurance and safety measures in guidelines serving the European biomass pellets industry and its customers. The partners jointly contributed with their method know-how, their competences in the fields of analytical chemistry and fire protection and their expertise on pellets production, storage and supply chain technology.

The associations together with the industry partners have evaluated the proposed guidelines regarding their practical applicability and will promote the implementation of novel industrial solutions for mitigation of risks associated with off-gassing and self-heating. The duration of the poject was three years, starting on 1st of January 2012 and ending on 31 st of December 2014.

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