Topic 6: Biomass Industry
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There are two industry oral sessions on Tuesday afternoon. Starting at 14:00 for Topic 6.5 “Strategies and policies” and for Topic 6.6, “Sustainability and impacts”, is session IBO.8 on “Strategies and Initiatives” which highlights successful strategies and policies being developed and implemented for the industrialization of renewable energy production, including a transition from existing agroindustries to integrated biomass logistics centres, smart strategies for switching away from coal in key regions, transition to a bioeconomy in Austria, and the contribution of advanced bioenergy for decarbonisation by 2030 and beyond.
Starting at 16:20 for Topic 6.3, “Power & heat processes and systems”, is session IBO.16 on “Industrial Power and Heat Processes and Systems”. This session covers a selection of innovative projects dealing mainly with pyrolysis, gasification and anaerobic digestion, each linked with the use of biomass feedstock or waste, for example low cost biogas cleaning for CHP using solid oxide fuel cells, synfuels from waste used in fuel cells for grid balancing, the potential and performance of residential-scale heating systems using fast pyrolysis oil for fuel, and the results of an investigation on the use of fast pyrolysis oil in an industrial gas turbine combustor.
There is also one visual/poster session starting at 09:00 jointly for the whole Industry Topic 6. This is session IBV.1, entitled “Strategies for and Deployment of Biomass in Energy Systems and in Industrial Process Chains”, and covering various feedstocks converted to a variety of intermediate and final products from biomass, carbon capture, and also operation experiences, technoeconomic assessments and next steps for developments towards industrialisation. The session is also providing examples of recovery of abandoned land for energy crop production, dedicated feedstock bioenergy plants, innovative algal biorefineries, novel biogas processes, integration of biomass into the energy system, tools for feedstock supply decision making, as well as successful strategies and policies for the industrialisation of renewable energy generation.
There are two industry oral sessions. The first, for Topic 6.1, “Biomass resources (Crops, SRF, Algae and Organic Waste)”, combined with Topic 6.4, “Biochemical conversion”, and starting at 14:00, is session ICO.8 on “Renewable Fuels: the Industry Perspective” which looks at promising technologies to produce renewable energy from a range of sustainable biomass, for example, co-feed of bio-oil into existing refineries to produce high bio-content hybrid fuels and innovative utilisation and assessment of forest biomass. This session also covers industrial initiatives in the field of bioenergy plants and optimised sequential cropping to sustainable feedstock supply for advanced lipid biofuels for transport.
Starting at 15:10 from Topic 6.2, “Thermochemical conversion processes”, is session ICO.12 on “Full Chain Demonstration of Advanced Biofuels”. This session covers conversion of various feedstocks to a range of products in demonstration plants including hydrochar powder and pellets from hydrothermally carbonised paper sludge for decarbonising iron production, thermochemical conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to advanced biofuels through large scale gasification and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, and algal biomass for bioenergy and biofuels in EU projects.