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Pre-normative research on solid biofuels for improved European standards

Pre-normative research on solid biofuels for improved European standards

Objective

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.

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Coordinator

GERMAN BIOMASS RESEARCH CENTRE

Address

Torgauer Strasse 116
Leipzig

Germany

Administrative Contact

Martin KALTSCHMITT (Professor)

Participants (24)

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BRUINS EN KWAST EXPLOITATIE B.V.

Netherlands

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

CENTRE WALLON DE RECHERCHES AGRONOMIQUES.

Belgium

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

COMITATO TERMOTECNICO ITALIANO

Italy

DONG ENERGY GENERATION AS

Denmark

HALM 80 SKALKENDRUP APS

Denmark

HOEHERE BUNDESLEHR- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER LANDWIRTSCHAFT,LANDTECHNIK UND LEBENSMITTELTECHNOLOGIE FRANCISCO JOSEPHINUM IN WIESELBURG

Austria

KWB KRAFT UNDD WARME AUS BIOMASSE GMBH

Austria

LATVIJAS VALSTS MEZZINATNES INSTITUTS "SILAVA"

Latvia

OESTERREICHISCHES FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER CHEMIE UND TECHNIK

Austria

PLANT ENGINEERING GMBH

Germany

RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

SPARKLING PROJECTS B.V.

Netherlands

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

SVERIGES PROVNINGS- OCH FORSKNINGSINSTITUT AB

Sweden

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG HARBURG

Germany

TECHNOLOGIE- UND FORDERZENTRUM IM KOMPETENZZENTRUM FUR NACHWACHSENDE ROHSTOFFE

Germany

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Denmark

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

Denmark

VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 38644

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 989 476

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 883

Coordinated by:

GERMAN BIOMASS RESEARCH CENTRE

Germany