To develop the Swedish bioenergy industry (manufacturers of equipment for thermal conversion of biomass and manufacturers and users of equipment for pellet production), it is of interest to develop technology for ash rich fuels.
This requires extensive fundamental research regarding raw material characteristics and ash chemistry to in a later stage in applied research pursue technical solutions on ash related problems such as (1) sintering and slagging, (2) fouling, (3) corrosion, (4) flue gas cleaning, (5) fine particulate emissions and (6) recycling of nutrients.
The increased competition for biomass fuels also within Europe will give competitive advantages for those who can handle also worse fuels as compared with forest fuels.
•China now builds resources within bioenergy from ash rich fuels and the objective of the projectis to lay the foundation for a long term industrially driven R&D&D-cooperation between China and Sweden.
•Funding:Swedish Energy Agency
•Partners:SP, LTU, UmU, SLU
•Contact persons:ClaesTullin(SP/LTU), Marcus ÖhmanLTU, Dan BoströmUmU, ShaojunXiong(SLU)