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Biofficiency News

September 30, 2019

This September, the TU Munich hosted the final Biofficiency meeting in Garching, Munich. Members from all partners came together to discuss their most recent discoveries as well as the plans for the final months of the project. With Biofficiency now going into the final reporting period, you can expect a lot more results and reports to be published soon!

September 19, 2019

On August 28th-29th, the Nordic Flame Days were arranged and hosted in Finland with the help of Åbo Akademi. The conference was arranged by the Finnish section of International Flame Research Foundation, together with the Scandinavian-Nordic section of Combustion Institute. About 100 participants, mainly from organisations in Finland, Sweden, Norway and D...

September 19, 2019

The Biofficiency team is happy to announce that, in the recent weeks, two of our orginal consortium members successfully defended their doctoral thesis!

We want to congratulate Dr. Christian Wolf and Dr. Hanna Kinnunen for this great achievement and wish them all the best for their future careers. 

May 7, 2019

​During the Biofficiency project, our aim is not only to create new knowledge and advance the state of the art in biomass technology, but also to share this knowledge and teach others about it. Flemming Frandsen from DTU achieves this task by hosting regular workshops around the topic of ash for students and researchers alike. This April, another one of...

April 2, 2019

The Biofficiency Spring School 2019 is officially over. We would like to thank each of our presenters as well as all of our 77 guests, who came from many different backgrounds. Below you can find some photos of the event.

December 3, 2018

Next year, the Biofficiency group will organise and host a Spring School on next-generation, biomass-powered CHP plants in Athens, Greece between the 2nd and 5th of April. Many speakers from our consortium will present their results and give an introduction to their areas of research, for example:

- Biomass Properties

- Biomass Pretreatment

- Fluidized Bed a...

November 5, 2018

The Biofficiency project is currently featured in the latest VGB PowerTech Journal for Generation and Storage of Electricity and Heat. In our article, we are giving a six-page overview of the work that has been conducted since the consortium first met and the challenges that we face. More information on the article can be found at the VGB PowerTech websit...

October 14, 2018

As every year, TUM hosted their Open House Day (the so-called "Tag der offenen Tür") in Munich last Saturday. Thousands of visitors of all ages and all backgrounds came to the TUM campus to learn about the current state and the future of science and research.

Of course, Biofficiency was represented as well: Lynn and Thorben answered visitors' questions abo...

July 20, 2018

On July 19th, our colleague Richard Nowak Delgado presented an overview of our Biofficiency project at the 8th Energy Colloquium of the Munich School of Engineering. Around 100 researchers from many different fields had the chance to attend his presentation titled "Biomass Combustion from Lab-Scale to Full-Scale: A Holistic Approach for CHP Plants", learn...

May 17, 2018

From May 14th to 17th, Pedro Abelha and his colleagues at TNO presented their results regarding the upgrade of low-grade biomass by means of washing and torrefaction on the 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Copenhagen. The event was attended by over 1300 people from all over the world, and generated over 136,000 twitter impressions throug...

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