Recently, Joakim Lundgren, Deputy Leader for CH2ESS and Fredrik Granberg, Head of Luleå University of Technology's pilot plant LTU Green Fuelss, visited Denver in the USA to discuss collaboration opportunities between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL and CH2ESS regarding biomass-based hydrogen.
Well-known American research institute
NREL is a very reputable research institute that focuses on research and development in renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy systems and sustainable transport. NREL has almost 3,000 employees and is funded by the Department of Energy.
Robert M Baldwin, Principal Scientist, Bioenergy & Science Technology Directorate, NREL and CH2ESS completely agree that there is a lack of a current state of knowledge in the field of bio-based hydrogen and which technical facilities are planned around the world.
"We agreed to jointly try to bring about a synthesis study within the framework of the IEA Bioenergy Annex 33 collaboration ", Joakim Lundgren says.
Notice before the summer
Very soon, information is expected to be presented if the project can be implemented, where Robert M Baldwin represents the USA and Joakim Lundgren Sweden, as a first concrete collaboration.
In Denver, CH2ESS also participated in The International Conference on Thermochemical Conversion Science: Biomass & Municipal Solid Waste to RNG, Biofuels & Chemicals, tcbiomass . In this year's edition, the conference had a strong focus on the production of sustainable aviation fuels, but a number of lectures also dealt with hydrogen production via thermal conversion of biomass and waste.
"Tcbiomass is launched every two years and is probably one of the best conferences in the area. About 240 delegates from industry and academia from a large number of countries were present", Fredrik Granberg says.
"We would not be surprised if the next conference will focus on bio-based hydrogen", Joakim Lundgren says.