The group “Sustainable, clean and bioenergy systems”, in the Institute of Thermal Engineering at the Graz University of Technology (Austria), conducts experimental and numerical research on thermo-chemical biomass conversion and its integration into renewable bioenergy and biorefinery concepts.
Investigations are focused on the development of novel bioenergy systems and the main thermo-chemical conversion processes: combustion, gasification and pyrolysis; addressing producer gas conditioning and utilization as well as the reduction in emissions of air pollutants, which damage our health and the environment. The group is a key scientific partner of the Austrian biomass competence centre BIOENERGY 2020+ and has a close collaboration with national and international research groups and industrial partners in the bioenergy sector.
Type of Collaboration:Fee paying basisFunded collaborative projectJoint venturesNegotiable
What "non-technical" services relevant to scale-up does your organisation offer?:Process ModellingTechnoeconomic Assessment
Fluidized bed gasifier with producer gas conditioning
Biomass - any
Additional Technical Information:
• Bubbling fluidized-bed gasifier with possibility of continuous operation during more than 100 hours.
• Electrical heating to allow allothermal gasification with steam and possibility to gasify with steam and air mixtures.
• Fuel power up to 2.5 kW of biomass pellets.
• Metallic filter for PM.
• Fixed-bed desulphurization unit.
• Catalytic tar cracking unit with temperatures up to 900°C.
• Fixed-bed methanation unit.
• Gas analysis for H2, CO, CO2, CH4 and O2.
• Tar sampling according to tar protocol.
• Tar composition measurement with GC-FID and tar content with gravimetric method.
• Sulfur components measurement with GC-PFPD.