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Bioenergy and Thermochemical Conversion

How can a wide variety of non-food biomass resources be employed to provide electricity, heat, and value-added products and energy services in sustainable and cost-effective ways? What technical solutions are possible for the development of advanced thermochemical processes?

Wood in a large pile
Photo: Alexander Schimmeck on Unsplash

Keywords: CO2 utilization, geologic hydrocarbon transport phenomena, CHP (Combined Heat and Power), power-to-gas, anaerobic digestion, MSW (Municipal Waste) incineration, gasification, chemical upgrading, biomass resources/logistics/conversion/upgrading/end use.


A network of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities (PILOTS4U)

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Pilots4U Aims To Set Up One Very Visible, Easily Accessible Network Of Open Access Pilot And Multipurpose Demo-Infrastructures For The European Bio-Economy With Europe-Wide Coverage

ENFLOW: Energy flow metering of natural and biogas for residential applications

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Gas plays an important role in the move towards a more sustainable energy mix. However, the liberalization of gas markets, diversification of supply, renewable biogas injections and changes to regulations have resulted in a problem with considerable fluctuations of the gas quality in the grid. On-site gas quality monitoring has therefore become an urgent matter in the gas industry, driven by factors of customer protection, efficient energy conversion by gas appliances, lowering of greenhouse gases emissions, and economical effectiveness.
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Improved flue gas condensate treatment in MSW incineration via membrane distillation

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Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge II (BRISK II)

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The overarching objective and vision of BRISK II is to establish a centre of excellence in the field of 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels via the uniting of leading European research infrastructures. Through an integrated approach the entire value chain is represented: from the first preparation of the biomass feedstock, to conversion, then treatment and finally through to efficient utilization. Traditional and novel biogenic sources including marine biomass are in focus for user-driven investigations with a wide spectrum of powerful and, in many cases, unique laboratory-based and pilot-scale equipment. Activities will serve to strengthen academia-industry cooperation, spurring innovation towards the advancement of fundamental and applied research in thermochemical and biochemical biomass conversion and biorefinery.

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Microgrid for Tezpur University

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