Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Final meeting: EU-funded SECTOR-project invites for knowledge exchange of torrefaction process

09.02.2015

The final meeting of the European funded project SECTOR with the aim of further development andmarket introduction of torrefaction-based technologies will take place on 6th May 2015 in Leipzig,Germany. At the meeting the participants will receive the latest news, findings and results of the project and have the chance to discuss them with involved partners. The registration is now open and will end on 15th of April. More information about the project, the registration, the fee and the agenda can be found at www.sector-project.eu 

The SECTOR project – with more than 20 partners from industry and science – has the objective to shorten the time to market for torrefaction technology through extensive pilot and demo scale torrefaction as well as densification trials.

The downstream value chain has been elaborately assessed through logistics and end-use testing of the torrefied biomass, in combination with supporting smallscale experimentation and analysis. The technical work has been accompanied by safety assessments, development of standards (both for dedicated analysis methods and torrefied products), technoeconomic assessment of major biomass-to-end-use value chains and a complete sustainabilityassessment.

SECTOR-partners collaborate on the draft for the first standardization of thermally treatedsolid biofuels within the International Standard Organization (ISO).

During SECTOR, project partners have been able to produce more than 200 tons torrefied biomass of abetter and more constant quality. Consistent data sets on logistics and end-use performance contribute to increasing confidence levels amongst relevant stakeholders.

Finally, strategic aspects for market implementation of this promising innovative fuel need to be discussed, considering marketsperspectives manifold both in the energy sector but also in the bioeconomy (e.g. by torrefaction coproduct conditioning as organic based pesticide).

Background:

SECTOR means production of Solid sustainable Energy Carriers from biomass by means of Torrefaction. In torrefaction, biomass is heated up in the absence of oxygen to a temperature of at least 250°C. By combining torrefaction with pelleting or briquetting, biomass materials can be converted into high- energy-density bioenergy carriers with improved behaviour in (long-distance) transport, handling and storage. Torrefaction also creates superior properties for biomass in many major end-use applications. The process has the potential to provide a significant contribution to an enlarged raw material portfolio for sustainable biomass fuel production inside Europe by including both agricultural and forestry biomass (residues)

Please contact for further details of the meeting:

Marlen Ristola
Phone: +49 (0)341 2434-588
E-Mail: marlen.ristola(at)dbfz(dot)de

Virginie Bellmann
Phone: +49 (0)341 2434-442
E-Mail: Virginie.Bellmann(at)dbfz(dot)de

Research for the energy of the future – DBFZ

The DBFZ (German Biomass Research Centre) is an independent federal research institute in the field of energetic biomass use. The research focus rests on the question of how limited available biomass resources can contribute towards the existing, but especially towards a future energy system considering its sustainability and maximum efficiency. As part of the research the DBFZ identifies, develops, accompanies, evaluates and demonstrates the most promising fields of application for bioenergy and the most outstanding examples in close cooperation with partners from research, industry and the public.

http://www.twitter.com/dbfz_de

Press Contact:
Paul Trainer
Press- and Public Relations Department
Phone: +49 (0)341 2434-437
E-Mail: paul.trainer(at)dbfz(dot)de

Weitere Informationen:

https://www.dbfz.de/en/press/press-releases-2015/final-meeting-eu-funded-sector-...
https://sector-project.eu/

Paul Trainer | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft

More articles from Event News:

nachricht ICTM Conference 2017: Production technology for turbomachine manufacturing of the future
16.11.2016 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT

nachricht Innovation Day Laser Technology – Laser Additive Manufacturing
01.11.2016 | Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

All articles from Event News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Shape matters when light meets atom

Mapping the interaction of a single atom with a single photon may inform design of quantum devices

Have you ever wondered how you see the world? Vision is about photons of light, which are packets of energy, interacting with the atoms or molecules in what...

Im Focus: Novel silicon etching technique crafts 3-D gradient refractive index micro-optics

A multi-institutional research collaboration has created a novel approach for fabricating three-dimensional micro-optics through the shape-defined formation of porous silicon (PSi), with broad impacts in integrated optoelectronics, imaging, and photovoltaics.

Working with colleagues at Stanford and The Dow Chemical Company, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fabricated 3-D birefringent...

Im Focus: Quantum Particles Form Droplets

In experiments with magnetic atoms conducted at extremely low temperatures, scientists have demonstrated a unique phase of matter: The atoms form a new type of quantum liquid or quantum droplet state. These so called quantum droplets may preserve their form in absence of external confinement because of quantum effects. The joint team of experimental physicists from Innsbruck and theoretical physicists from Hannover report on their findings in the journal Physical Review X.

“Our Quantum droplets are in the gas phase but they still drop like a rock,” explains experimental physicist Francesca Ferlaino when talking about the...

Im Focus: MADMAX: Max Planck Institute for Physics takes up axion research

The Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) is opening up a new research field. A workshop from November 21 - 22, 2016 will mark the start of activities for an innovative axion experiment. Axions are still only purely hypothetical particles. Their detection could solve two fundamental problems in particle physics: What dark matter consists of and why it has not yet been possible to directly observe a CP violation for the strong interaction.

The “MADMAX” project is the MPP’s commitment to axion research. Axions are so far only a theoretical prediction and are difficult to detect: on the one hand,...

Im Focus: Molecules change shape when wet

Broadband rotational spectroscopy unravels structural reshaping of isolated molecules in the gas phase to accommodate water

In two recent publications in the Journal of Chemical Physics and in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, researchers around Melanie Schnell from the Max...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

ICTM Conference 2017: Production technology for turbomachine manufacturing of the future

16.11.2016 | Event News

Innovation Day Laser Technology – Laser Additive Manufacturing

01.11.2016 | Event News

#IC2S2: When Social Science meets Computer Science - GESIS will host the IC2S2 conference 2017

14.10.2016 | Event News

 
Latest News

High-precision magnetic field sensing

05.12.2016 | Power and Electrical Engineering

Construction of practical quantum computers radically simplified

05.12.2016 | Information Technology

NASA's AIM observes early noctilucent ice clouds over Antarctica

05.12.2016 | Earth Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>