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Reference Number ETI-BI2010
Title Characterisation of Feedstocks
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources (Bio-Energy, Production of other biomass-derived fuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Biological Sciences) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Framatome, France
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 26 January 2015
End Date 07 April 2017
Duration 26 months
Total Grant Value £648,000
Industrial Sectors
Region Overseas
Programme Bioenergy
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Framatome, France (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Uniper, Germany (0.001%)
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Abstract The Characterisation of Feedstocks project provides an understanding of UK produced 2nd generation energy biomass properties, how these vary and what causes this variability. In this project, several types of UK-grown biomass, produced under varying conditions, were sampled. The biomass sampled included Miscanthus, Short Rotation Forestry (SRF) and Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) Willow. The samples were tested to an agreed schedule in an accredited laboratory. The results were analysed against the planting, growing, harvesting and storage conditions (i.e. the provenance) to understand what impacts different production and storage methods have on the biomass properties. The main outcome of this project is a better understanding of the key characteristics of UK biomass feedstocks (focusing on second generation) relevant in downstream energy conversion applications, and how these characteristics vary by provenance.
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