Pre-normative work on sampling and testing of solid biofuels for the development of quality management (BioNorm)

Project programme
Period
01.01.2002 - 31.12.2004
Project status
Completed
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Standards are seen as a major measure to develop the markets for solid bio fuels to achieve the environmental, social and agricultural goals of the Commission. On this background the aim of the BioNorm project is to work out a quality assurance system for solid bio fuels to help to develop the bio fuel market. This will be based on extensive work on sampling (i.e. investigations of the sampling errors and the sample reduction errors) and the testing of physical-mechanical fuel characteristics (i.e. moisture content & bulk density, ash melting behaviour, particle size distribution & particle dimensions, durability and raw density of pellets & briquettes) and chemical fuel characteristics (i.e. sulphur & chlorine content, major & minor elements). The results of this work will contribute to the work of CEN TC 335 “Solid Biofuels”. To ensure a successful project progress an Advisory Board will be installed.

Total cost: 5 672 156 EUR (LEI part: 20 580 EUR)

Coordinator: UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART, Germany

Participants:

  • AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF GEMBLOUX, Belgium
  • ASSOCIATION FORET CELLULOSE, France
  • BAYERISCHE LANDESANSTALT FUER LANDTECHNIK, Germany
  • BUNDESANSTALT FUER LANDTECHNIK, Austria
  • CENTRAL LABORATORY OF GENERAL ECOLOGY – BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Bulgaria
  • CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS, Greece
  • CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS, Spain
  • COMITATO TERMOTECNICO ITALIANO, Italy
  • DK-TEKNIK ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT, Denmark
  • ELSAM ENGINEERING A/S, Denmark
  • ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS, Netherlands
  • FORESTRY CONTRACTING ASSOCIATION LTD., United Kingdom
  • FREIBERG UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY, Germany
  • GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Austria
  • GREEN LAND RECLAMATION LTD, United Kingdom
  • HOLZFORSHUNG AUSTRIA, DER OESTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUER HOLZFORSCHUNG, Austria
  • IFE-ANALYTIK GMBH, Germany
  • INSTITUT FUER ENERGETIK UND UMWELT GMBH, Germany
  • INSTITUTE FOR BUILDING, MECHANISATION AND ELECTRIFICATION OF AGRICULTURE, Poland
  • INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL ENERGETICS, Latvia
  • KONEKO MARKETING LTD, Czech Republic
  • LITHUANIAN ENERGY INSTITUTE, Lithuania
  • NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, Portugal
  • NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, Greece
  • NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH – TNO, Netherlands
  • OESTERREICHISCHES FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER CHEMIE UND TECHNIK, Austria
  • OY KESKUSLABORATORIO – CENTRALLABORATORIUM AB, Finland
  • SIGNALSFROMNOISE.COM LTD, United Kingdom
  • SKELLEFTEA KRAFT AB, Sweden
  • SP SWEDISH NATIONAL TESTING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Sweden
  • SWISS FEDERAL RESEARCH STATION FOR AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND ENGINEERING, Switzerland
  • THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, Sweden
  • TPS TERMISKA PROCESSER AB, Sweden
  • UNIVERSITY OF OULU, Finland
  • UNIVERSITY OF UMEAA, Sweden
  • UNIVERSITY OF WEST HUNGARY, Hungary
  • VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Austria

 

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LEI Representative
 
Stanislovas Vrubliauskas

Project Team
 
Nerijus Pedišius 204/1-LK +37037401863 Nerijus.Pedisius@lei.lt