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Reference Number B/T3/00813/00/00
Title Biomass fast pyrolysis for CHP production in a 250 kWe dual fuel diesel engine
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 20%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Production of other biomass-derived fuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 80%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Mr M (Michael ) Walker
No email address given
Biomass Engineering Limited
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DTI
Start Date 01 December 2005
End Date 31 August 2008
Duration 32 months
Total Grant Value £1,550,720
Industrial Sectors Power
Region North West
Programme BIO-MASS
Investigators Principal Investigator Mr M (Michael ) Walker , Biomass Engineering Limited (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Ormrod Diesels (0.001%)
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Objectives Biomass Eng. Ltd. is currently in the process of acquiring the rights, IPR and the Wellman Process Eng. Ltd. fast pyrolysis plant for liquids production. Biomass Eng. Ltd. has developed a gasification technology and the addition of a pyrolysis technology would have significant advantages for additional power production at peak periods and for the conversion of feedstocks not suited to downdraft gasification. This is the only fast pyrolysis process for liquids in the UK. Biomass Eng. Ltd. wouldrelocate the plant; modify the start-up system, char handling system and produce liquids for testing by Ormrod Diesels for 1000-2000 hours operation at 30% electrical efficiency. Dr. Peacocke who designed and built the fast pyrolysis plant at Wellman, will provide technical assistance in the operation and commissioning of the process. Lab work will be carried out by Aston University and CFD modeling of the fast pyroilysis reactor for scale-up. Total project cost = 1550720
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