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International workshop and study tour in Jyväskylä

 The share of agrobiomass in European energy production is expected to grow in the next few years and this will necessitate the development of a range of new technical solutions for handling and combustion The challenges and research needs associated with the combustion and handling of agrobiomass were recently discussed and debated at an international workshop arranged in Jyväskylä on 29 November 2011 by BIOCLUS project. The programme also includes study tour to biomass CHP plants, sawmill, small-scale boiler manufacturers and small-scale boiler testing and pellet production.

 

 "Central Europeans are particularly interested in electricity generation from agrobiomass, and that means it is essential to increase power production of these fuels. The poses a number of challenges include deposit formation and corrosion problems with utility boilers", states Project Manager Kirsi Knuuttila from JAMK University of Applied Sciences.

 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has long experience and considerable expertise in the combustion of biomass fuels, both at the national and international level. "VTT possesses unique research facilities for the solution of different combustion problems and behaviour. Experimental research is currently being conducted in the area of grate and fluidized bed combustion. The results of this research will be of particular benefit to Finnish boiler manufacturers and power stations", reveals Principal Scientist Martti Aho.

Photos are from the international workshop and taken by Eija Alakangas (VTT).

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Kirsi Knuuttila 20.12.2011 00:00, updated on 21.12.2011 08:50 by Kirsi Knuuttila