Bio-fuelled transportation will be required to counter climate change. Although yields of ethanol and bio-diesel are modest, by-products can replace fossil fuels for heat and power production, making the total process efficient. Combustion tests have been done with:
Hydrolysis residue ('lignin') from wood-based ethanol production
Residue from wheat-based ethanol production
Rapeseed meal from bio-diesel production
Objective: Assess optimal energy use of the fuels, economically and environmentally: Small- or large scale heating, suitable power cycles, fluidised beds, powder burners or grate combustion.
Financed by STEM, Värmeforsk
Partners: ETC Piteå, ETPC Umeå University
Contacts: Marcus Öhman, Gunnar Eriksson