A product comprising at least one densified biomass particulate of a given mass having no added binder and comprised of a plurality of lignin-coated plant biomass fibers is provided, wherein the at least one densified biomass particulate has an intrinsic density substantially equivalent to a binder-containing densified biomass particulate of the same given mass and h a substantially smooth, non-flakey outer surface. Methods for using and making the product are also described.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS
This invention was made with Government support under DE-FG36-08-GO88073 and DE-FC02-07ER64494 by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.