The experience of EU projects in the field of power prooduction from biomassat the second meeting of the BLAZE project

Residual biomass is undoubtedly a resource that can be used for energy purposes. Its proper use can meet sustainability and environmental impact criteria as well as contribute to the achievement of the energy targets proposed by the EU strategies by 2030 and 2050. Suitable for both the production of heat and electricity with conventional combustion technologies, important R&D programs have been promoted in order to develop more efficient and economical production processes and supply chains, aimed at exploiting residual biomass for electricity production. Among the various technologies explored, gasification has certainly attracted remarkable attention for its potential to combine technical and scientific aspects with environmental and sustainability issues

These and other topics were discussed by all BLAZE partners and delegates from relevant European projects on the 10th of October 2019, during the workshop “Power production from biomass. Technological progress, perspective of development” which took place at ENEA premises in Rotondella (MT), Italy, in conjunction with the second project meeting. The workshop was the occasion to review other relevant EU project related to the activities undertaken by the BLAZE partners.

You can access the slides of each technical presentation by clicking on the links down below

The BLAZE project for the efficient power production from residual biomass feedstocks (Enrico Bocci, Project Coordinator, Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi)

FlexiFuel-SOFC – Development of a new and highly efficient micro-scale CHP system based on fuel-flexible gasification and a SOFC (Thomas Brunner, Windhager Zentralheizung Technik Gmbh,

HiEff-BioPower – Development of a new highly efficient and fuel flexible medium-scale CHP technology based on fixed-bed updraft biomass gasification and a SOFC (Thomas Brunner, BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GMBH,

Bio-CCHP – Advanced biomass CCHP based on gasification, SOFC and cooling machines (Stefan Martini, Bioenergy2020, Gernot Pongratz, Graz University of Technology,

DEMOSOFC (Domenico Ferrero, Politecnico di Torino,

SOFCOM – SOFC CCHP with poly-fuel: operation and management (Domenico Ferrero, Politecnico di Torino,

Waste2Grids (Jan van Herle, EPFL,

Waste2Watts (Jan van Herle, EPFL,

Biomass target 2030/2050 for small and medium cogeneration (Franco Cotana, Implementation Working Group 8, Biofuels and Bioenergy, Università degli Studi di Perugia)

The strategic role of forest and agro-forestry biomass in the production of heat and power (by ITABIA)

Bioenergy as a sustainable solution for the exploitation of residual biomass (Vito Pignatelli, IEA BIO-ENERGY, ENEA)

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