Bio4Energy Thermochemical Conversion Technologies

  • Magnus Marklund B4E RISE ETCMagnus Marklund, CEO at RISE Energy Technology Center, shows a sample of the "green" Black Carbon developed by his team in Bio4Energy and at RISE. Bio4Energy© 2018.Scientists in Bio4Energy have succeeded in making a bio-based equivalent of Carbon Black, one of the most widely used carbon-based industrial chemicals. Carbon Black forms when certain heavy petroleum products are incompletely burned, and there is an established process for making Carbon Black from fossil oil products in the petrochemical industry. The International Agency for Research on Cancer states that this material, which takes the form of a colloid, could “possibly” induce cancer and cause respiratory problems in humans. 

    To the best of the Bio4Energy scientists' knowledge, the "green" equivalent of Carbon Black they have made is the first ever to be developed from pyrolysis oil.

    In fact, the researchers at RISE Energy Technology Centre (RISE ETC), at Piteå, Sweden—part of the platform Bio4Energy Thermochemical Conversion Technologies—used pyrolysis oil made from renewable solid biomass in a high-temperature process developed in-house.

    In experiments mimicking the petrochemical industry’s main production process for making Carbon Black, they sprayed pyrolysis oil into a reactor at high temperatures and the resulting material—that is, the “green” Carbon Black—was separated from the gaseous stream at cooling.

  • thermochemica_600lResearchers on the Bio4Energy platform for Thermochemical Conversion Technologies develop thermal technologies based on gasification and combustion of forest-sourced biomass or organic waste. Photo used with permission.Researchers on the platform Bio4Energy Thermochemical Conversion Technologies have set out to develop a complete set of experimentally validated sub-models that can be combined in different ways to predict all technologically important processes for thermal conversion of biomass, including reactions with containment materials. On the side of technology development, gasification, combustion and pyrolysis are the cheif methods studied.

    Platform leaderis the Umeå University (UmU) associate professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., taking over the reins of the platform from professor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 1 January 2016. Both are part of the UmU Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.

     

    Thermal Conversion of Biomass in Bio4Energy from Bio4Energy on Vimeo. Video by Bio4Energy, 26 June 2014.

    The following researchers are part of the Bio4Energy research and development platform for Thermochemical Conversion Technologies:

    Thermochemical Energy Conversion Laboratory,
    Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
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    Applied Laser Spectroscopy
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    RISE Bioeconomy/Energy Technology Center, Piteå, Sweden
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    - Bio4Energy Industrial Network
  • Lestander TA, Sandstrom L, Wiinikka H, Ohrman OGW, Thyrel M. 2018. Characterisation of fast pyrolysis bio-oil properties by near-infrared spectroscopic data. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 133, 9-15. August
  • Wagner K, Kuba M, Häggström G, Skoglund N, Öhman M, Hofbauer H. 2018. Influence of Phosphorus on the Layer Formation on K-feldspar During Fluidized Bed Combustion and Gasification. 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. Conference paper, pp 486 - 492
  • Toth P, Vikström T, Molinder R, Wiinikka H. Structures of carbon black continuously produced from biomass pyrolysis oil. Green Chemistry 20, 3981-3992. Online 7 September
  • Bio4Energy-forskning: Svenska skogen kan ersätta fossila däckdelar, Industripress
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  • Sefidari H, Lindblom B, Wiinikka H, Nordin L-O, Mouzon J, Bhuiyan IU, Öhman M. 2018. The effect of disintegrated iron-ore pellet dust on deposit formation in a pilot-scale pulverised coal combustion furnace. Part 1: Characterisation of process gas particles and deposits. Fuel Processing Technology, 177, 283-298, August
  • Sefidari H, Lindblom B, Wiinikka H, Nordin L-O,... Öhman M. 2018. The effect of disintegrated iron-ore pellet dust on deposit formation in a pilot-scale pulverised coal combustion furnace. Part II: Thermochemical equilibrium calculations and viscosity estimations. Fuel Processing Technology, 29 May (Corrected proof)