We provide a full range of chemical and physical tests appropriate to the characterisation of Biomass fuels.

KES boasts a high level of experience in the sampling, preparation and analysis of many different types of biomass that are currently used for fuel. These include but are not limited to wood pellets (including EnPlus® and Industrial grade), wood chips, straws, grasses, grains, husks, shells and fruit stones (e.g. Palm Kernel and Rice and Olive meal). Testing may include parameters for fuel quality assessment and/or environmental considerations, such as presence of toxic metals.

KES is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited for biomass sampling, sample preparation and analysis in accordance with international standards. For our full list of accreditations, please inquire.

Biomass analysis includes:

  • Total and Air Dried Moisture
  • Particle Size and Distribution
  • Sub-particle Sizing
  • Particle and Bulk Density
  • Durability and Fines of Pellets
  • Ash Content and Fusion Characteristics
  • Total Sulphur
  • Ash Mineral Composition
  • Volatile, Organic and Fixed Carbon
  • Gross and Net Calorific Value
  • Elemental Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen and Sulphur
  • Chlorine, Fluorine, Bromine and Iodine
  • Heavy Metals
  • Westinghouse water absorption test


Please inquire if other analyses are required.

With our extensive knowledge in the field, we are able to offer personalized service when it comes to our plant and port inspection services that include but not limited to:

  • Draft Survey
  • Loading and Discharge Supervision
  • Sampling and Sample Preparation
  • Field Testing
  • Hose Test Supervision
  • Hold Cleanliness Inspection
  • Auto-sampler bias testing

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