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Standardisation of a guideline for the measurement of tars in biomass producer gases (tar measurement standard)

Objective

Measurement methods and definitions for organic contaminants in biomass gasification based CHP-systems are numerous and non-uniform. So, comparison of data and definition of maximum allowable concentrations for the contaminants is problematic. This is an obstacle for market introduction of CHP systems as the contaminants can cause damage or an unacceptable level of maintenance. Therefore, in a previous EU project, a Guideline for tar measurement ("the Guideline") was developed. Although several institutes have now used this Guideline, it does not have the status of an international standard yet. The objective of this project is to remove this obstacle by standardising the Guideline. The result will be a CEN Standard. As acceptance and use by others is considered to be essential, dissemination and internalisation of the Standard forms part of this project.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
Netherlands

Participants (8)

BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
Address
5,Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
DANISH TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
Kongsvang Allee, 29
8000 Aarhus C
EMC ENVIRONMENT ENGINEERING LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Stoke Orchard
GL52 4RZ Cheltenham
NETHERLANDS AGENCY FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
21,Catharijnesingel 59
3503 RE Utrecht
NETHERLANDS STANDARDIZATION INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
Vlinderweg 6
2600GB Delft
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
42,Tenikringen 42
100 44 Stockholm
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Koivurannantie, 1
1603 Jyvaeskylae
VERENUM DR. THOMAS NUSSBAUMER
Switzerland
Address
109,Langmauerstrasse 109
8006 Zurich