BIONORM IIProject reference: 38644
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV
Pre-normative research on solid biofuels for improved European standards
Total cost:EUR 3 989 476
EU contribution:EUR 2 499 883
Call for proposal:FP6-2005-ENERGY-4
Funding scheme:STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
To develop the market for solid biofuels within the EU standards are urgently needed. Based on a mandate given by the EC, CEN TC 335 "Solid Biofuels" currently develops such standards based on the available knowledge. In the meantime several Technical Specifications (TS) (or pre-standards) are available. They have to be upgraded to European Standards (EN) within the next 3 years. Other TS's are on its way. But applications in industry have shown that additional information has to be integrated and/or considerable gaps in knowledge still exist. This makes it difficult to develop the still missing TS's and/or to upgrade the TS's to EN's.
Against that background the goal of the BioNorm II project is it to support the ongoing standardisation efforts especially for the development of improved solid biofuel specifications concerning - specifications given by the combustion unit, and - rules for conformity of the products with their specified requirements.
To achieve this, the following aspects will be addressed within this project in detail:
- development of sampling and sample reduction methods for further materials as well as sampling plans,
- improvement of existing reference test methods,
- development of new reference test methods,
- development of rapid on-site test methods,
- development of improved quality measures especially adapted to solid biofuels.
Additionally the results of this pre-normative work will be transferred directly into the ongoing standardisation process to allow for the development of improved EN's and acceptable TS's.