Fluidized Bed Conversion Systems

Scope of Services AREA 1:

Solid biomass fuels, combustion products and residues

  • Characterization using standard analytical methods (fuel, flue gas and ash) and specially developed innovative and application-oriented methods (characterization of off-gassing activity, corrosion potential, pyrolysis and product gas analysis, biochar analysis)
  • Optimization and design by blending, additives, mechanical or thermal upgrading.

Reliable, multi-fuel fixed-bed conversion technologies of the next generation

  • New burner concepts, micro gasification and heat storage and heat distribution solutions for efficient low-emission combustion and heat supply in small-scale systems
  • System integration and optimization of thermoelectric generators, Stirling engines and steam processes for micro and small-scale CHP systems
  • Further development of fixed-bed gasification systems (fuel flexibility, customized product mix)
  • Development of innovative CO2-negative conversion systems based on chemical looping processes
  • Process gas treatment for advanced gas applications (fuel cell, production of biomass-based H2, synthesis gas processes)
  • Reduction of ash-related problems in conversion plants (slagging, depositions)
  • Optimized material selection for heat exchangers and operating conditions for avoiding high- and low-temperature corrosion in medium and large-scale systems

Hybrid heat supply systems

  • Development and optimization of modular or integrated heat supply systems combining various technology solutions

Real life evaluation methods

  • Development, optimization and application of real life technology and system characterization and evaluation methods, deployment of these methods for technology and system development

Development of new products and methods using thermal conversion processes

  • Optimizing the production process and enhancing properties of biochar from fixed-bed gasification and pyrolysis
  • Process optimization in pyrolysis oil production and recycling of by-products by thermal treatment