An expansion of the fuel range in the small to medium scale combustion sector to include also residues from forest and agriculture industries could on long term contribute with up to 100 TWh/a within EU. A substantial part of this could come from Sweden. But if this type of fuels should directly be used in today’s small-to-medium scale furnaces, the effect would most probably be significant operational problems and unacceptably high emission levels. Such would be e.g. ash slagging and corrosive deposits beside high levels of both gaseous and particulate emissions. Therefore, the objective of this project is to increase the fuel flexibility and innovation potential of the use of difficult solid biomass fuels in small to medium scale combustion.
The Swedish contribution will be research actions on ash transformation and fixed-bed combustion, which are expected to contribute to new fuel design concepts and other innovative technology solutions.
Senior forskare vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Fluid Dynamics
Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2019
Areas of Advance