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Reference Number ETI-BI2001
Title Techno-Economic Study of Biomass to Power with CCS (TESBIC)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 75%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 25%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Biological Sciences) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 80%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 10%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Computational Modelling Cambridge Ltd (aka CMCL Innovations)
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 16 March 2011
End Date 24 September 2012
Duration 18 months
Total Grant Value £680,000
Industrial Sectors
Region East of England
Programme Bioenergy
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Computational Modelling Cambridge Ltd (aka CMCL Innovations) (99.994%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.001%)
Project Contact , University of Leeds (0.001%)
Project Contact , University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Project Contact , Drax Power Ltd (0.001%)
Project Contact , Babcock International Group plc (0.001%)
Project Contact , E4Tech Ltd (0.001%)
Web Site
Abstract The Biomass to Power with CCS Phase 1 project consisted of four work packages:
  • WP1: Landscape review of current developments;
  • WP2: High Level Engineering Study (down-selecting from 24 to 8 Biomass to Power with CCS technologies);
  • WP3: Parameterised Sub-System Models development; and
  • WP4: Technology benchmarking and recommendation report. Reports generally follow this coding.
We would suggest that you do not read any of the earlier deliverables in isolation as some assumptions in the reports were shown to be invalid. We would recommend that you read the project executive summaries as they provide a good summary of the overall conclusions. This work demonstrated the potential value of Biomass to Power with CCS technologies as a family, but it was clear at the time of the project, that the individual technologies were insufficiently mature to be able to ‘pick a winner’, due to the uncertainties around cost and performance associated with lower Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs).
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Final Report (none)
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