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
Fuel cell laboratory
C1 gases - specific
Chemical conversions, Heterogeneous catalysis
Additional Technical Information:
• Industrial sized planar anode-, electrolyte-, and metal-supported high temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) with a surface of 100 cm2 can be employed with operating periods of several days.
• Synthetic gas generator to feed the anode with mixtures with defined concentrations of pure gases (H2, N2, CO, CO2 and CH4) and water vapour.
• Gas analyser to determine the gas composition at the anode inlet and outlet.
• Nickel and platinum meshes for current collectors in anode and cathode sides, respectively, and connected to potentiostat / galvanostat via platinum wires. Voltage measurement with two thin platinum wires.
• Impedance spectroscopy measurements with a VSP BioLogic Science Instruments impedance analyser, using the four-wires method.