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Fuel characterization is a critical step in the evaluation of biomass and waste suitability for a thermal conversion process. This step is the key to prevent operational related challenges. BIOFACT is the first accurate but user-friendly and cost-effective tool to predict the fuel combustion behaviour.

The tool is developed by Dr. L. De Fusco, thanks to a proven sectoral expertise (6 years in R&D on biomass combustion technology), the commitment to clear communication and a broad peers network. The engineering tool can be exploited with advisory consulting mandates.

 

 

BIOFACT can help us to select or give ideas for the proper grate / combustion system without making real tests  •  Akkaya Boilers

BIOFACT is of great help for us in order to establish beforehand the characteristics of a fuel and therefore better prepare our systems  •  LSolé

BIOFACT gives a double check on fuel properties for internal use but graphical presentation also help to explain to customers in an easy and comprehensive way what are the risks of different fuels  •  Vyncke

BIOFACT is a useful tool when evaluating a fuel change or investigating a particular fuel related problem e.g. corrosion, emissions, deposits, etc.  •  Jansen

 

Technical studies

• Biomass combustion feasibility study for wood waste (2018)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for driftwood, raw and rain leached (2018)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for baltic wood mixtures (2018)
• Factors impacting the biomass inorganic fraction: how predictive analytics can help for the fuels operational characterisation (2018)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for different RDF samples (2018)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study comparing mediterranean shrubs with pine pellets (2018)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for lignin rich – biorefinery waste residues (2018)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for sugarcane industry residues (2018)
• Combustion feasibility study for SRF char (2018)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for river maintenance wood (2018)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for palm plantations residues (2018)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for flint corn (2018)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for beer industry waste (2017)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for high-P pellets (2017)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for wine industry biomass residues, wood chips and pellets (2017)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for spent coffee grounds (2017)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for different samples of corn cobs and coffee grounds (2017)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for olive residues (2017)
•  Torrefaction of biomass: does it reduce the risks of fuel ash slagging, fouling and corrosion in combustion? (2017)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for king grass – sawdust blends (2017)
•  A thermochemical approach based on phase diagrams to characterize biomass ash and select the optimal thermal conversion technology (2017)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for available non-conventional solid biomass fuels (2017)
•  Assessment of ash agglomeration and fouling in combustion by theoretical and experimental biomass fuels characterization (2017)
•  Ash characterization of four residual wood fuels in a 100 kWth circulating fluidized bed reactor including the use of kaolin and halloysite additives (2016)
• Biomass combustion feasibility study for different fractions of RDF (2016)
• Biomass gasification feasibility study for bamboo (2016)
•  Advanced characterization of available not conventional Mediterranean biomass solid fuels for ash related issues in thermal processes (2016)
•  Fouling propensity of high-phosphorus solid fuels: Predictive criteria and ash deposits characterisation of sunflower hulls with P/Ca additives in a drop tube furnace (2016)
•  A thermochemical approach based on phase diagrams to characterize biomass ash and select the optimal thermal conversion technology (2016)
•  Ash characterization of four residual wood fuels in a 100kWth circulating fluidized bed reactor including the use of kaolin and halloysite additives (2016)
•  Characterization of sunflower husks fouling in a Drop Tube Furnace: comparison of deposits with H3PO4, CaCO3 and Al2Si2O5(OH)4 additives (2016)
•  Insight into electric utility business models for high-share renewables and storage integration (2016)
•  Development of a tool to predict biomass fuels agglomeration and slagging propensity in combustion applications (2015)
•  A modelling approach for the assessment of an air-dryer economic feasibility for small-scale biomass steam boilers (2015)

 

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