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Bio4Energy Thermochemical Conversion Technologies

  • A Systematic Evaluation of the Fate of Phosphorus in Fluidized Bed Combustion of Biomass and Sewage Sludge

    Falk J, Skoglund N, Grimm A, Öhman M. 2020.A Systematic Evaluation of the Fate of Phosphorus in Fluidized Bed Combustion of Biomass and Sewage Sludge. Energy Fuels. Online 22 March
  • Avgörande steg nära för produktion av biojetbränsle från skogsrester

    Bio4Energy at Luleå University of Technology: Avgörande steg nära för produktion av biojetbränsle från skogsrester, Bioenergi
  • Bio4Energy Scientists Make First-ever Bio-based Equivalent of Carbon Black from Pyrolysis Oil

    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.

  • Bio4Energy Thermochemical Conversion Technologies

    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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  • Bioenergy Solutions in Africa

    Bio4Energy at Umeå University: Bioenergy Solutions in Africa, Bioenergy Insight Magazine
  • Characterization of fast pyrolysis bio-oil properties by near-infrared spectroscopic data

    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
  • Conference on the Impact of Fuel Quality on Power Production and the Environment

    Call for papers - 28th International Conference Impacts of Fuel Quality on Power Production and the Environment

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    When: 21-25 September 2020

    Where: Åre, Sweden


    This conference, 28th in the series, will highlight solutions to the significant fuel-quality challenges facing power producers using current power technologies such as fluidised bed, sub-critical boilers, incineration, as well as newer technologies such as IGCC, PFBC, super- and ultra-super-critical boilers, oxy-fuel systems and gasifiers. These challenges involve fuel preparation and blending, slagging, fouling, corrosion, aerosol formation, ash disposal, catalyst poisoning, availability and capacity, as well as sensors and control strategies.

    The conference emphasises end-results and application of fundamental information to minimise fuel quality impacts on power
    production and the environment. The conference will focus on traditional fuels, particularly traded coals, low-grade and low-rank coals and opportunity fuels such as biomass, tires, black liquor, MSW, waste sludge and pet coke. Fundamental studies, pilot-scale investigations, full-scale evaluations and computer simulation papers are encouraged.

    Sessions for the conference will include, but are not limited toBio4energy cmyk

    • Coal and opportunity fuels such as waste and biomass
    • Fuel characterisation, preparation and upgrading
    • Co-combustion
    • Ash characterisation
    • Slagging
    • Deposit build-up, consolidation and shedding
    • Fly ash and aerosol formation
    • Corrosion at high temperatures
    • Influence of ash on process performance: Operational and emission problems
    • Diagnostics, sensors and controls
  • Conversion Characteristics of Alternative Reducing Agents for the Bath Smelting Processes in an Oxidizing Atmosphere

    Lotfian S, Ahmed H, Umeki K, et al. 2019. Conversion Characteristics of Alternative Reducing Agents for the Bath Smelting Processes in an Oxidizing Atmosphere. J. Sustain. Metall. Online 28 February
  • Does mechanical screening improve fuel properties? Effects of mechanical screening of stored logging residue chips on ash chemistry and other parameters relevant for combustion

    Bozaghian M, Strandberg A, de la Fuente T, Karjalainen M, Skoglund N, Thyrel M, Bergström D, Larsson SH. 2019. Does mechanical screening improve fuel properties? Effects of mechanical screening of stored logging residue chips on ash chemistry and other parameters relevant for combustion. EUBCE 2019 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. 27-30 May, Lisbon, Portugal. Poster awarded as the most valuable contribution within the topic “Biomass conversion technologies for heating, cooling and electricity”
  • of Phosphorus on the Layer Formation on K-feldspar During Fluidized Bed Combustion and Gasification

    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
  • Particle-fluid interactions under heterogeneous reactions

    Jayawickrama TR. 2020. Particle-fluid interactions under heterogeneous reactions(PhD dissertation). Luleå University of Technology, Luleå. Online 10 January
  • Particle-fluid interactions under heterogeneous reactions.

    Jayawickrama TR. 2020. Particle-fluid interactions under heterogeneous reactions. Licentiate thesis. Luleå University of Technology
  • Prediction of fast pyrolysis products yields using lignocellulosic compounds and ash contents,

    Trubetskaya T, Timko MT, Umeki K. 2020. Prediction of fast pyrolysis products yields using lignocellulosic compounds and ash contents, Applied Energy 257, 113897
  • Projects Granted Bio4Energy Researchers on Integrated Climate Assessment, Membranes for Desalination, Plant Cell Biology

    Photo by AnnaStrom2019x400A patch of mainly coniferous forest in northern Sweden, in mid-October 2019. Photo by Anna Strom© 2019.Next year, Bio4Energy scientists will kick off multiannual projects, respectively, on integrated climate assessment of using woody biomass, production of membranes to desalinate sea water and on investigating the “unknowns” of plant cell biology for the ultimate purpose of increasing biomass production. The Swedish Research Council Formas (Formas) or the Swedish Research Council (VR) granted the projects in their respective annual rounds of funding.

    What uses of biomass should be preferred to minimise greenhouse gas emissions?

    The first project is broad in scope and will require the researchers to use a number of system analysis models. The aim is to find out, starting from sustainably managed forests in Sweden, which type of use of the harvested biomass will maximise efficiency, in terms of using bioenergy instead of fossil fuels for the purpose of minimising greenhouse gas emissions. The findings will serve to guide decision-makers in their attempt to understand what mix of technologies to favour and, consequently, what support measures to propose.

    “Understanding the climate impact of different forest biomass paths is paramount for the implementation of appropriate policy measures. The purpose of the project is to improve the effectiveness of reaching the climate targets by advancing our understanding of climate impacts of using biomass, especially trade-offs and interactions of climate effects between the biophysical and economical systems”, says the project grant application.

  • Structures of carbon black continuously produced from biomass pyrolysis oil

    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
  • Svenska skogen kan ersätta fossila däckdelar

    Bio4Energy-forskning: Svenska skogen kan ersätta fossila däckdelar, Industripress
  • The effect of disintegrated iron-ore pellet dust on deposit formation in a pilot-scale pulverized coal combustion furnace. Part I: Characterization of process gas particles and deposits

    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
  • The effect of disintegrated iron-ore pellet dust on deposit formation in a pilot-scale pulverized coal combustion furnace. Part II: Thermochemical equilibrium calculations and viscosity estimations

    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)
  • Wheat straw pellet combustion - characterisation with X-ray micro-tomography and SEM-EDS analysis

    Strandberg A, Skoglund N, Thyrel M, Backman R, Lestander T, Broström M. 2019. Wheat straw pellet combustion - characterisation with X-ray micro-tomography and SEM-EDS analysis. Conference paper: World Sustainable Energy Days - Young Biomass Researchers Conference, Wels, Austria. February