fuel pellet

fuel pellet

[′fyül ‚pel·ət]
(nucleonics)
A small pellet of frozen deuterium and tritium that would be used as fuel in a laser-induced fusion power plant.
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Pressurized hot water treatment of sugar maple and yellow birch wood particles for high quality fuel pellet production.
Cosan Biomassa has developed a fuel pellet made from sugarcane residues such as bagasse from the sugar mill and straw left over in the sugarcane field, and built a large-scale production plant (annual capacity 175,000 tons) for the first time in the world last September, which commenced a commercial production in December 2015.
Researchers already have built lab devices that cause fusion reactions by compressing a fuel pellet that contains deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen easily extracted from seawater and tritium, made from lithium, also available from sea water.
Magnetic confinement fusion uses magnetic fields to trap the fuel in a magnetic 'bottle,' and inertial confinement fusion heats the surface of the fuel pellet until it blows off in a way that causes the remaining pellet to implode.
International Resource News-January 5, 2012--Canadian Biofuel's wood fuel pellet plant in Springford in final stages(C)1994-2012 ENPublishing - http://www.
New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo accused Ceglia, the plaintiff, in 2009 of taking more than $200,000 from customers of his wood fuel pellet company and then failing to deliver any products or refunds.
It is also looking at biomass fuel pellet production and chipboard manufacture.
A Toronto-based peat fuel pellet producer thinks he can provide a green source of power to mining companies currently operating off the grid in the Ring of Fire.
They have developed a widely followed standard for fuel pellet quality, with four levels: super premium, premium, standard, and utility.
One nuclear fuel pellet about two centimetres long produces the same amount of electricity as one and a half tonnes of coal.
One nuclear fuel pellet which is about 2cm long, can produce the same amount of electricity as 1.