Nicolas Berguerand

Gästforskare at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Nicolas Berguerand is currently working as a project leader in the Biomass Gasification group with emphasis on producer gas cleaning. The goal is to use a downstream catalytic step after a biomass gasifier to yield a reformed gas suitable for use as raw material in industrial processes or to produce biofuels. The technique used is called Chemical-Looping Reforming and is derived from Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC). Nicolas has previously worked with Chemical-Looping Combustion with solid fuels, a topic in which he received his PhD degree.

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Projects

2016–2016

Alkali-feldspar as catalyst for upgrading energy gas from biomass gasification

Nicolas Berguerand Energy Technology
Swedish Energy Agency

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Publications

2017

Alkali-Feldspar as a Catalyst for Biomass Gasification in a 2-MW Indirect Gasifier

Nicolas Berguerand, Teresa Berdugo Vilches
Energy & Fuels. Vol. 31 (2), p. 1583-1592
Journal article
2016

Importance of Decomposition Reactions for Catalytic Conversion of Tar and Light Hydrocarbons: An Application with an Ilmenite Catalyst

Huyen Nguyen Lyckeskog, Nicolas Berguerand, Georg Schwebel et al
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 55 (46), p. 11900-11909
Journal article
2016

Mechanism and Kinetic Modeling of Catalytic Upgrading of a Biomass-Derived Raw Gas: An Application with Ilmenite as Catalyst

Huong Nguyen, Nicolas Berguerand, Henrik Thunman
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 55 (20), p. 5843-5853
Journal article
2016

Use of Alkali-Feldspar as Bed Material for Upgrading a Biomass-derived Producer Gas from a Gasifier

Nicolas Berguerand, Jelena Maric, Teresa Berdugo Vilches et al
Chemical Engineering Journal. Vol. 295, p. 80-91
Journal article
2016

Importance of Decomposition Reactions for Catalytic Conversion of Tar and Light Hydrocarbons: An Application with an Ilmenite Catalyst

Huong Nguyen, Nicolas Berguerand, Georg L.Schwebel et al
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 55
Journal article
2014

Advanced Gas Cleaning using Chemical-Looping Reforming (CLR)

Henrik Thunman, Nicolas Berguerand, Martin Seemann
Paper in proceedings
2014

Process activated ilmenite as catalyst for cleaning of biomass producer gas

Huong Nguyen, Nicolas Berguerand, Henrik Thunman
Conference poster
2014

Using a manganese ore as catalyst for upgrading biomass derived gas

Jelena Maric, Nicolas Berguerand, Fredrik Lind et al
Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. Vol. 5 (1), p. 75-83
Journal article
2014

Process activated ilmenite as catalyst for cleaning of biomass producer gas

Huong Nguyen, Nicolas Berguerand, Henrik Thunman
Paper in proceedings
2013

Using an oxygen-carrier as bed material for combustion of biomass in a 12-MWth circulating fluidized-bed boiler

Henrik Thunman, Fredrik Lind, Claes Breitholtz et al
Fuel. Vol. 113, p. 300-309
Journal article
2013

Ilmenite and Nickel as Catalysts for Upgrading of Raw Gas Derived from Biomass Gasification

Fredrik Lind, Nicolas Berguerand, Martin Seemann et al
Energy & Fuels. Vol. 27 (2), p. 997-1007
Journal article
2013

Using a manganese ore as catalyst for upgrading biomass derived gas

Jelena Maric, Nicolas Berguerand, Fredrik Lind et al
Paper in proceedings
2012

Use of Nickel Oxide as a Catalyst for Tar Elimination in a Chemical-Looping Reforming Reactor Operated with Biomass Producer Gas

Nicolas Berguerand, Fredrik Lind, Mikael Israelsson et al
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 51 (51), p. 16610-16616
Journal article
2012

Producer Gas Cleaning in a Dual Fluidized Bed - a Comparative Study of Performance with Ilmenite and a Manganese Oxide as Catalysts

Nicolas Berguerand, Fredrik Lind, Martin Seemann
Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, p. 8-
Journal article
2012

Comparing three materials for secondary catalytic tar reforming of biomass derived gas

Fredrik Lind, Nicolas Berguerand, Martin Seemann et al
Conference contribution
2011

Producer Gas Cleaning in a Dual Fluidized Bed Reformer using Two Catalysts

Nicolas Berguerand, Fredrik Lind, Martin Seemann et al
Compendium of the International Conference on Polygeneration Strategies11, p. 9-
Paper in proceedings
2011

Chemical Looping Combustion of Solid Fuels in a 10 kWth Unit

Nicolas Berguerand, Anders Lyngfelt, Tobias Mattisson et al
Oil and Gas Science and Technology. Vol. 66 (2), p. 181-191
Journal article
2010

The Application of a Multistage-Bed Model for Residence-Time Analysis in Chemical-Looping Combustion of Solid Fuel

Pontus Markström, Nicolas Berguerand, Anders Lyngfelt
Chemical Engineering Sciences. Vol. 65 (18), p. 5055-5066
Journal article
2010

Batch Testing of Solid Fuels with Ilmenite in a 10 kWth Chemical-Looping Combustor

Nicolas Berguerand, Anders Lyngfelt
Fuel. Vol. 89 (8), p. 1749-1762
Journal article
2009

Chemical-Looping Combustion of Petroleun Coke using Ilmenite in a 10 kWth unit - High Temperature Operation

Nicolas Berguerand, Anders Lyngfelt
Energy & Fuels. Vol. 23 (10), p. 12-
Journal article
2009

Operation in a 10 kWth Chemical-Looping Combustor for Solid Fuel - Testing with a Mexican Petroleum Coke

Nicolas Berguerand, Anders Lyngfelt
Energy Procedia: 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT-9; Washington DC; United States; 16 November 2008 through 20 November 2008. Vol. 1 (1), p. 407-414
Paper in proceedings
2008

Design and Operation of a 10 kWth Chemical-Looping Combustor for Solid Fuels - Testing with South African Coal

Nicolas Berguerand, Anders Lyngfelt
Fuel. Vol. 87 (12), p. 14-
Journal article
2008

The Use of Petroleum Coke as Fuel in a 10 kWth Chemical-Looping Combustor

Nicolas Berguerand, Anders Lyngfelt
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Vol. 2 (2), p. 11-
Journal article