Development of innovative small (micro)-scale biomass-based CHP technologies (MiniBioCHP)
Research Project , 2014 – 2017

The project is a cooperation between 12 partners in four European countries (Sweden, Austria, Germany & Poland) within the ERA-NET Bioenergy framework. The aim of the joint project is to further develop and test three different technologies for small-scale heat and power production from biofuels. The Swedish part of the project is focused on the development and testing of high-temperature heat-exchangers in applications for externally fired gas turbines in fixed-bed biomass combustion systems up to approximately 100 kW electric. The aim is to make possible an implementation and commercial demonstration of the technology. Chalmers is responsible for the development of the mathematical and numerical models of the conversion of the biomass. Higher efficiencies and higher availabilities in biomass-fuelled gas turbines decrease the consumption of fossil fuels, which lowers the emissions of carbon dioxide. The other technologies include a thermoelectric generator of 25-50 W electric and a micro-ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) of 1 kW electric.


Henrik Ström (contact)

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Fluid Dynamics



Graz, Austria

Ecergy AB

Mörarp, Sweden


Osby, Sweden

Institute of Power Engineering (IEn)

Warszawa, Poland

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå, Sweden

Orcan Energy GmbH

Münich, Germany

RIKA Innovative Ofentechnik GmbH

Micheldorf, Austria

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB

Borås, Sweden

Technology and Support Centre of Renewable Raw Materials (TFZ)

Straubing, Germany

Umeå University

Umeå, Sweden

Wektor Marek Gasiorowski

Gloskow, Poland


Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2014–2017

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