HBE Project, energy recovery of non-conventional biomass from emerging markets

    Together with CIRCE, the Spanish Research Centre for Energy Resources, LSolé is heading up an R&D+i project geared towards emerging markets such as Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for the energy recovery of non-conventional biomass. The main aim of the project is to develop a new combustion system, especially designed to operate effectively with biomass originating from these markets. Specifically, this involves developing a supply system that can be integrated with boilers with a thermal output of between 2 and 20 MW. Research will also be carried out on a range of energy uses including industries and large heating networks.

    LSolé, a specialist in clean energy solutions for industrial use (steam, cold and hot water and hot gases) will lead the R&D+i project “New Furnace for the Efficient Conversion of Non-Conventional (Emerging Markets) Biomass” under the acronym HBE, which in Spanish stands for “Hogar Biomasa Emergente” (Emerging Biomass Furnace). Also taking part is CIRCE, the Spanish Research Centre for Energy Resources that will contribute its experience and capacity for research and innovation.

    The HBE project is funded by the Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness through the State Programme for Research, Development and Innovation Designed for the Challenges of Society (Official Announcement Challenges- Collaboration (RTC2014)). The total project amounts to 852,490€, and with a subsidy of 217,953€, a loan of 319,026€ will be necessary. Read more…

    Article published in: FuturENERGY May 2015