Using biomass-based fuels including pyrolysis liquids for power and CHP production

Bert van de Beld, John Vos, A. Kronberg, M. Glouchenkov, M. Sprenkeler, David Chiaramonti, A. M Rizzo, Anthony Bridgwater, V. Kirillov, L. Lezhnev, B. Papkin, Emma Wylde, Alejandro Alcalá, S. Silin

Research output: Unpublished contribution to conferenceUnpublished Conference Paper


The use of biomass-derived liquids (in short: bioliquids) instead of solid biomass can help overcome some of the barriers hindering a wider use of biomass in smaller-scale CHP systems. Relevant bioliquids included
biodiesel, vegetable oils as well straight and upgraded pyrolysis oil. In this joint EU-Russian research project Bioliquids-CHP prime movers (engines and turbines) will be developed and modified so that these can run efficiently
on bioliquids. At the same time, bioliquids will be upgraded and blended in order to facilitate their use in prime movers. Preliminary results with regard to bioliquid selection, production, and characterisation; the selection and
modification of a micro gas turbine; and the development of engines and components are discussed. The research also covers NOx emission reduction and control and an assessment of the benefits and economics of bioliquids-based CHP systems in EU and Russian markets.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event18th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition - Lyon, France
Duration: 3 May 20107 May 2010


Conference18th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition
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Bibliographical note

Oral presentation OD9.1 delivered by D. Chiaraminti (University of Florence)


  • Cooperation with Russia in the field of power generation from biomass; combustion, bio-liquids, engine, turbine, combined heat and power generation (CHP), cogeneration,


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