Renewable transportation fuel by-products

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

Page Editor and Contact: Lars Westerlund

Published: 6 April 2011

Luleå University of Technology