Pre-normative work on sampling and testing of solid biofuels for the development of quality management

Title of Programme
Financing Code for Project
Project start year - end year 2002 - 2004
Financing organisation
Shared-cost RTD project
Institute for Energy and Environment gemeinnutzige GmbH (IE)
Other partners
Green Land Reclamation Ltd (GLR)
Comitato Termotecnico Italiano, Energia e ambiente (CTI Italy)
Munich University of Technology – Centre of Agricultural Engineering (LTW/TUM)
Departamento de Engenharia Energetica e Controlo Ambiental / Instituto Nacional de Engenharia e Tecnologia Industrial (INETI) Ltd (SFN)
Institute of Environmental Sciences, Energy Research and Process Innovation (TNO)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Bundesanstalt fur Landtechnik (BLT)
Oy Keskuslaboratorio (KCL)
Institute of Process Engineering and Power Plant Technology (USTUTT)
Institute for Ecoengineering (OFI)
Termiska Processer AB (TPS)
Technical University of Vienna (TUV)
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
dk-Teknik Energi & Miljoe (dk-T)
University of Oulu (OULU)
Centro de investigaciones energeticas, medioambientales y technologicas (CIEMAT)
Netherlands Energy Research Foundation (ECN)
Centre de Recherches Agronomiques de Gembloux (CRA)
Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning (DFLRI)
Holzforschung Austria (HFA)
Forestry Contracting Association Ltd. (FCA)
Eidgenossische Forschungsanstalt fur Agrarwirtschaft und Landtechnik (FAT)
Association Foret Cellulose (AFOCEL)
Skelleftea Kraft AB (SKAB)
Graz University of Technologie, Institute of Chemical Engineering (VT-TUG)
Aerosol and Particle Technology Laboratory (APTL)
Technical Research centre of Finland (VTT)
Swedish National Testing and Research Institute (SP)
Institut fur Energieverfahrenstechnik und Chemieingenieurwesen (IEC)
Ingenieur- und Servicegesellschaft fur Energie und Umwelt mbH (IFE)
Budget / APTL Budget ? / 45,000€
Scientific Manager / Project researcher A. G. Konstandopoulos / D. Zarvalis
Project website
Summary Standards are seen as a major measure to develop the markets for solid bio fuels to achieve the environmental, social and agricultural goals of the Commission. On this background the aim of the BioNorm project is to work out a quality assurance system for solid bio fuels to help to develop the bio fuel market. This will be based on extensive work on sampling (i.e. investigations of the sampling errors and the sample reduction errors) and the testing of physical-mechanical fuel characteristics (i.e. moisture content & bulk density, ash melting behaviour, particle size distribution & particle dimensions, durability and raw density of pellets & briquettes) and chemical fuel characteristics (i.e. sulphur & chlorine content, major & minor elements). The results of this work will contribute to the work of CEN TC 335 "Solid Biofuels". To ensure a successful project progress an Advisory Board will be installed.