biomass conversion for bioenergy

2.1 Production and supply of solid fuels and intermediates

  • Technologies development for chipping, pelletising, briquetting, etc.;
  • Production and characterisation of solid fuels from biomass feedstocks;
  • Logistics, storage and distribution.

2.2 Biomass and bioliquids combustion for small and medium scale applications

  • Innovative concepts for stoves, boilers, micro- and small-CHP, steam and Stirling engines, Organic Rankine Cycles, etc.;
  • Abatement of corrosion and fouling;
  • Emission control systems;
  • Auxiliary equipment;
  • Tri-generation (power, heat and cooling).

2.3 Biomass combustion in large utilities

  • Advanced combustion systems;
  • Process modelling and monitoring;
  • Control systems;
  • Abatement of corrosion and fouling;
  • Advanced emission control systems;
  • Tri-generation (power, heat and cooling);
  • Innovative concepts and thermodynamic cycles;
  • High efficiency, increased steam parameters plants.

2.4 Gasification for power, CHP and polygeneration

  • Fundamental studies;
  • Technology development;
  • Process modelling and monitoring;
  • Gas cleaning and upgrading;
  • Syngas utilisation in engines, turbines and fuel cells;
  • Control systems;
  • By-products utilisation.

2.5 Gasification for synthesis gas production

  • Fundamental studies;
  • Technology development;
  • Advanced gasification systems;
  • Gas cleaning, reforming and upgrading for BTL and SNG applications;
  • Control systems;
  • By-products utilisation.

2.6 Anaerobic digestion for biogas and biomethane production

  • Anaerobic digestion process improvement;
  • Advanced plant and fermenter concepts;
  • Optimising conversion, improving design and process integration;
  • Dry fermentation and thermophilic processes;
  • Anaerobic digestion of innovative feedstocks (straw, waste, algae, etc.);
  • Biogas utilisation for power, CHP and poly-generation;
  • Biogas upgrading to biomethane;
  • Biomethane injection into the grid.