About Bioenergy 2020+

BIOENERGY 2020+ GmbH is the largest Austrian research centre in the field of bioenergy. We offer research, development, demonstration and other services in the field of biomass to energy to our customers and project partners. Our activities cover all relevant technologies for the efficient and environmentally friendly provision of fuels, heat and power from biomass. In addition, we also research options for the industrial, non-energetic use of biomass, e.g. the production of primary products for the chemicals industry.

 

Mission

Based on the matchmaking between the economic needs of a private company and the requirements of high level research we aim

  • to increase the performance of Austrian industry by being industry’s scientific and technological backbone,
  • to provide technology transfer services for industry partners
  • to educate and mentor young scientists,
  • to establish and care for successful R&D networks,
  • to significantly contribute to achieve the targets of the Austrian and the EU Biomass Action Plan,
  • and to significantly contribute to the formation of a biobased economy.

 Research

Our research focuses on three conversion technologies

  • biomass combustion
  • biomass gasification and downstream syntheses
  • biogas and bioconversion

as well as cross cutting topics dealing with

  • sustainable supply and value-added chains
  • automation and control of thermochemical processes and thermal systems
  • CFD modelling of thermochemical biomass conversion processes
  • microgrids

 Within BRISK 2, we focus on

  • Characterisation of biomass feedstocks and by-products from biomass conversion;
  • Conversion behaviour of biomass feedstocks in combustion/gasification/pyrolysis processes;
  • Aerosol formation and characterization in biomass combustion and gasification plants;
  • Development of new and innovative measurement methods for product gas trace substances and tars in product gases
  • Development of gas cleaning methods, e.g. desulfurization of gasifier product gases
  • Development of CFD models for flow and biomass conversion as well as flue gas and product gas treatment units

Rigs

PartnerLocationRig CodeRig NameRig StatusRig ContactEmail
Bioenergy 2020AustriaBE1Pilot Scale Combustion PlantAvailableStefan Retschitzeggerstefan.retschitzegger@bioenergy2020.eu
Bioenergy 2020AustriaBE2Combustion reactor coupled with drop furnaceAvailableStefan Retschitzeggerstefan.retschitzegger@bioenergy2020.eu
Bioenergy 2020AustriaBE3Fixed bed lab scale reactorAvailableStefan Retschitzeggerstefan.retschitzegger@bioenergy2020.eu
Bioenergy 2020AustriaBE4Single Particle ReactorAvailableStefan Retschitzeggerstefan.retschitzegger@bioenergy2020.eu
Bioenergy 2020AustriaBE5TGA-DTG-DSC Coupled with a Mass SpectrometerAvailableStefan Retschitzeggerstefan.retschitzegger@bioenergy2020.eu

Contacts

Stefan Retschitzegger

Lead Partner & TA Contact

Norbert Kienzl

Additional Contact

Biofuels Research Infrastructure

This website is produced and edited by the European Bioenergy Research Institute, Aston University, UK on behalf of BRISKII, which is funded by Horizon 2020. Grant Agreement Number 731101. Any opinions or material contained within are those of contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of EU Horizon 2020, Aston University or any other organisation.

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