Biomass Low cost Advanced Zero Emission
small-to-medium scale integrated gasifier fuel cell
combined heat and power plant
The CHP system will integrate technologies with proven performance and reliability: bubbling fluidised bed gasification, hot gas cleaning and conditioning, industrialised solide oxide fuel cells and off-gas recirculation.The project is in line with the SET-Plan Key Action 8 on renewable fuels and bioenergy and it will contribute to feed the innovation cycle, laying the basis for the next generation of biomass technologies in the EU.
Clean energy from small and medium- scale decentralized systems
- The BLAZE CHP system will be applicable to capacities ranging from 25 kWe up to 0.1-5MWe.
- The technology will be able to operate with high efficiency at partial loads
- The system will represent a solution for the balancing of local grids and will contribute to providing flexibility to the energy system.
The thermal and chemical integration of the gasifier with the solid oxide fuel cell will allow to achieve lower capital and installation costs than other biomass technologies in the same capacity range.
The bubbling fluidized bed gasifier will be able to use a large variety of biomass types including many low-cost residues from forestry, agriculture and organic waste, thus keeping the operational costs low.
High energy efficiency – zero emissions
- The system will be capable of achieve a net electric efficiency up to 50% and overall combined heat and power efficiency up to 90%.
- The CO2 balance of the system will be neutral, and the flue gas emissions will be equal to zero or negligible
Currently about 20% of cogeneration production in the EU comes from renewables. CHP from biomass can help increase this, and with it the overall share of renewables in heating and cooling. Small and medium scale solutions are expected to have the largest growth...
A stakeholder community dedicated to biomass-based combined heat and power (CHP) systems has been launched by partners of two European research projects. BIOCOGEN 2030 will foster knowledge exchange, gather feedback on R&D activities and enhance networking in the...
The BLAZE project was presented to the public of the European Fuel Cell Conference 2019 by Professor Enrico Bocci from the University "Guglielmo Marconi" For this occasion, the research team of the BLAZE project has finalized a brief paper outlining the results...
Last week, Professor Enrico Bocci from the University “Guglielmo Marconi” presented the BLAZE project before an international audience during the European Fuel Cell Conference and Exhibition 2019.
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...
The project meeting in Italy last October was the chance to outline and review the progress made by each partner.
Technological progress, perspective of development, operation in ON-Grid and OFF-Grid modes 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...
The workshop “Paving the way towards clean energy and fuels in Europe” took place on Wednesday, 29th May 2019, in the framework of the 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2019) in Lisbon. The event was an initiative of the European...
Marconi University, as project coordinator, hosted the partners of BLAZE project (Horizon 2020) the 21 and 22 of March 2019 for the project kick-off meeting. Daniel Maravel of the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) of the EU Commission also participated...