Enhanced performance in thermal conversion of biomass
Research Project , 2017 – 2019

Fluidized bed (FB) conversion of biomass is challenged by the fact that the biomass feedstock differs in physical properties (size, density, shape) which yield strongly different fuel mixing patterns. Fuel mixing has a strong impact on the process performance and represents a key knowledge gap limiting scale-up and optimization of large-scale biomass conversion. This project will both improve fuel flexibility and enhance the load range for efficient operation of large-scale biomass conversion (combustion and gasification). Special focus is set on including partial load operation. This project aims at developing a method to fluid-dynamically characterize biomass feedstocks and at using recently developed state-of-the-art experimental methods to diagnose the mixing of a biomass feedstock.

Participants

David Pallarès (contact)

Docent vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Tove Djerf

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Federica Gioia

Projektassistent vid Unknown organization

Filip Johnsson

Professor vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Anna Köhler

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology, Energy Technology 1

Collaborations

Valmet Oy

Tampere, Finland

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2019 with 1,304,000.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Energy

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2017-08-22