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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727616

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 603 760

  • EU contribution

    € 4 603 760

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

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.

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

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 582 250

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 522 492,50

VALMET TECHNOLOGIES OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 653 500

ABO AKADEMI

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 206 250

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 277 500

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 176 786,45

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 609 040

BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN DE ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE LABORELEC CVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 282 750

METSA FIBRE OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 86 500

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 141 191,05

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727616

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 603 760

  • EU contribution

    € 4 603 760

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany