Research projects

High quality biofuels production from woody biomass

PROJECT INFORMATION

Full title:

Pretreatment/Torrefaction of Biomass

Acronym


Funding/Programme

TKI-BBE

Duration

2013-2018

Partners

ECN, BioLake, TorrCoal, TUDelft, CPM, Essent, NUON, Topell

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In the project TKI BBE Invent/Pre-treatment the viability of (partly) replacing fossil fuels by torrefied biomass is investigated. The project was divided in 4 work packages:

  1. Biomass selection, conditioning and supply
  2. Development of robust, flexible and safe production processes
  3. Inventory product requirements for logistics and end-use
  4. Optimization and standardization product quality

The work done by the University of Twente was part of work package 4, and covered the following topics:

  • Desk study mass and energy balances of integrated torrefaction and pyrolysis
  • Lab-scale batch and continuous experiments using various woody biomass streams and straw
  • Pilot-scale pyrolysis experiments

 The main objective was an assessment of the combination of the torrefaction and pyrolysis processes.

INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT