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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-RES-CCS-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 771 750

Participants (11)

DONG ENERGY THERMAL POWER AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 293 750
Address
Kraftvaerksvej 53
7000 Fredericia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 582 250
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 522 492,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
VALMET TECHNOLOGIES OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 653 500
Address
Keilasatama 5
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ABO AKADEMI
Finland
EU contribution
€ 206 250
Address
Domkyrkotorget 3
20500 Abo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 277 500
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 176 786,45
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
MITSUBISHI POWER EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 609 040
Address
Schifferstrasse 80
47059 Duisburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN DE ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE LABORELEC CVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 282 750
Address
Rodestraat 125
1630 Linkebeek
Activity type
Research Organisations
METSA FIBRE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 86 500
Address
Revontulenpuisto 2
02100 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 141 191,05
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations