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Highly-efficient biomass CHP plants by handling ash-related problems

Objective

Medium- to large-scale bioenergy utilisation for electricity and combined industrial or district heating is predicted to increase by 160% in 2020 compared to 2010, while carbon emission quotas are becoming stricter. Finding new ways to efficiently utilise cheap and currently unused feedstocks are necessary in order to meet these challenges.
Within the project Biofficiency we will investigate how to handle ash-related problems in order to increase steam temperatures up to 600°C in biomass-based CHP plants, including pulverised fuel and fluidised bed systems. The major aspects are fly ash formation, the use of additives, and pre-treatment technologies for difficult fuels. This leads to highly reduced emissions, in particular CO2 and fine particulates, as well as a secure and sustainable energy production. Biofficiency gathers a unique consortium of excellent academic facilities and industrial partners, providing an exceptional platform for the development of new, highly-efficient CHP plants in order to significantly expand their potential in the fast-growing field of renewable energies. By sharing our collective experience, we will strengthen European bio-energy technologies and help solving global climate and energy challenges. The project approach addresses current bottlenecks in solid biomass combustion, namely enhanced deposit formation, corrosion and ash utilisation by a variety of new, promising technologies. Our goal is to deepen the understanding of fly ash formation, to improve current biomass pre-treatment technologies, as well as to contribute to the field of biomass ash utilisation. Through our strong collaboration with industry and academic partners, we want to pave the way for highly-efficient, low-emitting biomass CHP plants, capable of firing low-grade fuels. This benefits industry, communal partners and public authorities by providing sustainable heat and electricity at significantly decreased emissions.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Net EU contribution
€ 771 750,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Germany

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

DONG ENERGY THERMAL POWER AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 293 750,00
Address
Kraftvaerksvej 53
7000 Fredericia

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Danmark Syddanmark Sydjylland
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 582 250,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 522 492,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VALMET TECHNOLOGIES OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 653 500,00
Address
Keilasatama 5
02150 Espoo

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ABO AKADEMI
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 206 250,00
Address
Domkyrkotorget 3
20500 Abo

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Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Varsinais-Suomi
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 277 500,00
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

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Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 176 786,45
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Kop van Noord-Holland
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
MITSUBISHI POWER EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 609 040,00
Address
Schifferstrasse 80
47059 Duisburg

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE
Belgium
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€ 282 750,00
Address
Rodestraat 125
1630 Linkebeek

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
METSA FIBRE OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 86 500,00
Address
Revontulenpuisto 2
02100 Espoo

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 141 191,05
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00