Increased flexibility and power-production from biomass through material development and corrosion prediction
Research Project , 2018 – 2021

Biomass fired plants will play an important role in tomorrow's sustainable energy system. The goal of the proposed project is to increase the efficiency and predictability/flexibility of power generation from biomass. Finding innovative solutions to the corrosion problems that presently obstruct the full use of this important energy source will accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy system. The approach is based on material development in combination with improved lifetime predictions and involve model alloys in combination with state of the art thermodynamic modelling. The scientific approach is paralleled by a new plant project by the company partners where they represent the entire value chain, from manufacturers of high temperature alloys to designers/builders/operators of plants. The timely combination of the scientific advances and the new plant sets the scene for the proposed research, providing a unique opportunity to successfully address this important issue.


Torbjörn Jonsson (contact)

Forskare vid Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Environmental Inorganic Chemistry


DONG Energy

Fredericia, Denmark

Energiforsk AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Kanthal AB

Hallstahammar, Sweden


Stockholm, Sweden

Valmet Oy

Tampere, Finland


Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2018–2021

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