Category: Heating

Integrating bio-liquids into existing refinery processes – The 4Refinery project

How can we reach a next generation of biofuels? One of the prospected solutions is to integrate bio-liquids in existing refinery processes. This is the idea put forward by the Horizon 2020 project 4REFINERY, whose complete name is indeed “Scenarios for integration of bio-liquids in existing REFINERY processes”. Started in May 2017, the 4-year project…

Sustainable fuel production via hydrothermal liquefaction of various organic feedstock – The HyFlexFuel project

The mitigation of climate change requires a rapid phase-out of fossil fuels in all sectors of the economy. The specific need to supply large amounts of transportation fuels via next generation biofuel technologies has been outlined also by the European Commission. The HyFlexFuel consortium addresses this challenge by demonstrating all individual process steps along a…

EERA Bioenergy announces new Stategic Research and Innovation Agenda

The “Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda” (SRIA) of the EERA Joint Programme on Bioenergy aligns research efforts across borders and provides guidance for policymakers to help decarbonise the energy sector by means of bioenergy. Researchers from 36 organisations in 18 countries, organised in the EERA Joint Programme on Bioenergy, published yesterday a “Strategic Research and Innovation…

Bioenergy Retrofits for Europe’s Industry -BIOFIT Project

14 December 2018 EU-funded BIOFIT project will facilitate bioenergy production by retrofitting Europe’s industries. Enschede – Bioenergy is an essential formof renewable energy, providing an estimated 60% of current renewable energy supply in the EU28. Anno 2018 the production of bioenergy takes on many forms. Spurred by innovation, bioenergy technologies are becoming ever more advanced…

Biogas-fired combined heat and power plant

Distributed combined heat and power has been recognized as a cost effective way to produce energy required in every-day life, allowing to minimize transmission losses and waste heat resulting from the otherwise separate production of heat and electricity in central power stations and heating units. Hybrid power plants, resulting from the combination of a micro…

IEA Bioenergy replies to Chatham House report “Woody Biomass for Power and Heat: Impacts on the Global Climate”

A recent report by UK think-tank ‘Chatham House’ on the impact of bioenergy on global climate adds to the increasing number of misleading statements in the context of EU discussions about its energy future. On Monday 13th of March, the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Bioenergy) attracted more than 125 academic signatories from both…

Low-emission biomass heating with electrostatic precipitators

Wood combustion in small scale boilers is widely used for domestic heating. The combination of different parameters such as fuel quality, combustion conditions and boiler capacity can have a strong impact on the quality of exhaust gases, for example on the level of particle emissions (PM). Thanks to the progress achieved in combustion technologies, small…