Biofficiency News

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...

April 19, 2018

On 18th-19th April, the Biofficiency Consortium met once more for a Meeting in Jyväskyla. An interesting site visit to Metsä Fibre's Bioproduct Mill in Äänekoski was part of the program. The new mill produces approximately 230.000 dry t/a bark that could possibly serve as combustion feedstock in the future. Bark as a low quality fuel in raw and pre-treate...

February 6, 2018

Our former colleague Ulrich Kleinhans recently published a large review paper on the formation and deposition of ash in coal and biomass combustion systems in the Progress in Energy and Combustion Science journal. With his paper, "Uli"provides a great overview over the current knowledge on ash formation, ash particle transport and ash deposition. We would...

August 30, 2017

Metsä Fibre plays an important role in three new development partnerships that have been successful in project evaluations and thus secured multiannual funding from the EU.

The concepts of relevance to Metsä Fibre in these partnerships include new technologies to produce lignin-based products and pulp-based textile fibres, as well as the utilisation of bar...

April 28, 2017

From 26 - 27th of April the 16. Life Sciences Student Congress took place in Beuggen, Germany. The annual event is organized for secondary school students from Switzerland, Germany and France with special interest in natural sciences.  Primary focus is to promote exchange between students, researchers and industry and to enthuse pupils for science and tec...

February 28, 2017

The Bavarian Research Alliance featured an article about the Biofficiency Project in their Magazine  "BayFOR" News. You can read the full article in German here

The Bavarian Research Alliance GmbH is a private company for the support of Bavaria as a centre for science and innovation within the European research area.

December 21, 2016

On November 24th the official start of the Horizon 2020 project Biofficiency took place at the Technical University of Munich. The Biofficiency project shall pave the way to utilize low-grade biomasses for power and heat generation. In the next three years, the 11 partners from Germany, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Greece and the Netherlands will work towar...

October 11, 2016

From 24th to 25th of November 2016 the Kick-Off meeting of the Horizon 2020 Project Biofficiency will take place. The event is hosted by the coordinator of the project, the Institute for Energy Systems of the Technical University of Munich.

The meeting will provide the consortium a possibility to discuss important aspect of the project such as information...

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