The potential of different types of biofuels produced from agricultural waste and recycling products, such as straw, straw mixtures, non-food grains, is considerable in Lithuania, reaching 200 kt/year, but only 5.7 kt/year are used for energy production so far. One of the reasons for this is that technologies for the preparation of such fuels and their use for energy production have not yet been sufficiently developed. Recently, the production of various straw pellets has started. Such fuels could be successfully used in automated heating installations, given the right technology.
The idea of the project is to study the physicochemical properties of different types of prepared biofuels produced from agricultural waste and recycling products, such as straw, straw blends, non-food grains, and the application of these fuels in small and medium-sized heating plants.
Results: The project has developed mock-ups of heating plants, carried out experimental and numerical studies on the combustion of fuels in the furnace to optimise the combustion process and found ways to reduce the melting of ash in the combustion chamber and the concentrations of pollutants emitted during the combustion process.
Call for proposals: VP1-3.1-ŠMM-10-V-02
Project code: VP1-3.1-ŠMM-10-V-02-011
Project developer: Lithuanian Energy Institute
Project funding: EUR 149 178,76
Of which EU share: EUR 140 063,93
The project is financed by the EU Structural Funds and the State Budget of the Republic of Lithuania.