a strong pan-European consortium
All members of the consortium, scientific institutions and industrial partners, are recognised for their experience in the research fields of torrefaction, the production of densified solid biofuels, in transport and storage of fossil and biofuels, the design and operation of different end-use applications of solid biomass or analysis and sustainability issues.
DBFZ, as coordinator, conducts research on various parts of the value chains of different bioenergy carriers. The WPs of the project have been structured to follow such a value chain, starting from the biomass feedstock, going through the various steps of preparation up to the end use.
Dealing with bioenergy, each partner has an overview about the work needed to carry out in this project, but each has a core area of competencies. The partners CENER, ECN, UmU, SLU and Topell provide the knowhow and equipment for the core technologies of torrefaction and densification. Another group of partners has been chosen because of their activity and expertise in the end use: BE2020, BIOS, Doosan Babcock, EON, Procede, RWE and Vattenfall are among these. As end users, their participation ensures a market oriented development. The research organisations DTI, IEN, USTUTT, OFI, TFZ, TU Wien, UFZ and VTT have been chosen as participants for their deep inside knowledge of the chemical and physical processes which can be optimised through distinct methods and analyses.