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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
  • Ash transformation during single-pellet gasification of sewage sludge and mixtures with agricultural residues with a focus on phosphorus

    Karl Hannl Th, Häggström G, Hedayati A, Skoglund N, Kuba M, Öhman M. 2021. Ash transformation during single-pellet gasification of sewage sludge and mixtures with agricultural residues with a focus on phosphorus. Fuel Processing Technology 107102. 21 November
  • 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
  • Bio-coal for the sustainable industry : A scientific approach to optimising production, storage, and usages

    Phounglamcheik A. 2021. Bio-coal for the sustainable industry : A scientific approach to optimising production, storage, and usages. PhD thesis. Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden. 1 September
  • Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting

    Rowan AnnaStrom2021The Winter 2021 Bio4Energy Researchers' Meeting is announced.

    When: 2 December, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Where: Skellefteå, Sweden (Stadshotellet)


    This is a biannual event, open to all Bio4Energy researchers and students. Here is where we share news and information on ongoing research projects and upcoming calls for research proposals. This time around, also expect news on what is being done to secure a future for the Bio4Energy Research Environment beyond the year of 2022. 

    For the first time in a couple of years, we are able to offer an event on location. If you are a Bio4Energy researcher, please mark the date and expect more information to arrive in your inbox in the coming month.


    We look forward to seeing you at Skellefteå!

    The Bio4Energy Programme Managers and Communications

  • 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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  • Bio4Energy-funded Projects Promoting Excellence, Collaboration Focus of Event

    Audience 210518 2 420Twice a year, the Bio4Energy scientists meet as a group to exchange ideas. Photo by Bio4Energy (archives).Bio4Energy offers its scientists the possibility to apply for so-called Strategic Funds to finance projects on new lines of research that are likely to advance the frontiers of science. The projects also have to promote collaboration between researchers from different disciplines or organisations; including universities, institutes and industry tied to the research environment.

    Today’s Bio4Energy Researchers’ Meeting, a biannual event for the research programme within the environment, learnt about projects enabled by those funds.

  • 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
  • Co-Combustion of Municipal Sewage Sludge and Biomass in a Grate Fired Boiler for Phosphorus Recovery in Bottom Ash

    Nordin A, Strandberg A, Elbashir S, Åmand L-E, Skoglund N, Pettersson A. 2020. Co-Combustion of Municipal Sewage Sludge and Biomass in a Grate Fired Boiler for Phosphorus Recovery in Bottom Ash. Energies, 13(7), 1-24. April
  • 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: 19-23 September 2022

    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”
  • Effect of acoustic perturbation on particle dispersion in a swirl-stabilized pulverized fuel burner: cold-flow conditions

    Dal Belo Takehara M, García Llamas ÁD, Aqib Chishty M, Umeki K, Gebart R. 2021. Effect of acoustic perturbation on particle dispersion in a swirl-stabilised pulverised fuel burner: cold-flow conditions. Journal?
  • Effect of calcium dispersion and graphitization during high-temperature pyrolysis of beech wood char on the gasification rate with CO2

    Schneider Ch, Walker S, Phounglamcheik Ae, Umeki K, Kolb Th. 2021. Effect of calcium dispersion and graphitisation during high-temperature pyrolysis of beech wood char on the gasification rate with CO2Fuel 283, 118826. January

  • Effect of momentum and heat losses on the hydrodynamic instability of a premixed equidiffusive flame in a Hele–Shaw cell

    Han Y, Modestov M, Valiev D. 2021. Effect of momentum and heat losses on the hydrodynamic instability of a premixed equidiffusive flame in a Hele–Shaw cell. Physics of Fluids 33, 103608. Online 11 October
  • Fate of Phosphorus in Fixed-bed of Biomass and Sewage Sludge

    Falk J, Skoglund N, Grimm A, Öhman M. 2020. Fate of Phosphorus in Fixed-bed of Biomass and Sewage Sludge. Energy & Fuels, 34(4), 4587-4594. 23 March
  • Fate of Phosphorus in Fluidized Bed Cocombustion of Chicken Litter with Wheat Straw and Bark Residue

    Häggström B, Fürsatz K, Kuba M, Skoglund N, Öhman M. 2020. Fate of Phosphorus in Fluidized Bed Cocombustion of Chicken Litter with Wheat Straw and Bark Residue. Energy & Fuels, 34(2), 1822-1829. 21 January
  • Flash Pyrolysis Kinetics of Extracted Lignocellulosic Biomass Components

    Pielsticker S, Gövert B, Umeki K, Kneer R. 2021. Flash Pyrolysis Kinetics of Extracted Lignocellulosic Biomass Components. Frontiers in Energy Research