IETS-ANNEX XI : INDUSTRY-BASED BIOREFINERIES 

The largest industrial consumers are those producing chemicals, iron and steel, non-metallic materials, pulp and paper and non-ferrous metals. The interest in biorefineries has recently increased significantly as it is aligned with policies of diversification, considering conversion processes for heat and power generation simultaneously with biofuels production and chemicals.

This project – named Annex XI - aims at putting together competences in different countries, bringing in projects in different industrial sectors focusing on industry based biorefineries. Apart from the international cooperation considered within the limits of IETS Implementing Agreement, work will be carried out in close cooperation with other Implementing Agreements with related R&D, namely the Bioenergy IA.

Objectives

The general objective is to provide a sound basis for the integration of biorefinery concept in different industrial sectors where biomass is used as resource or biomass based waste is available, which could be used for fuel/energy production, also considering opportunities of bio- products generation with added value.

Work Scope

The scope of this Annex is the integration of the biorefinery concept in industry, integrating with an existing plant (e.g. pulp and paper mill) or other, either individual or a complex of industrial companies.

The scope includes economic evaluation, energy efficiency and technical integration of processes that provide energy and higher value-added products.

Technologies to be considered include:

  • Biomass gasification, including waste and black liquor gasification;

  • Pyrolysis;

  • Biogas production and integration;

  • Biological conversion;

  • Combustion;

  • Gas clean-up processes, including CCS techniques (e.g. using microalgae for CO2 fixation producing hydrocarbons and/or hydrogen);

  • Fuels and chemicals synthesis.

Also included in the scope is the impact of the above technologies on the environment.

Activities & deliverables

The Annex is divided into four tasks:
Task 1 – Bioenergy & Biofuels

Task 2 – BioChemicals & New Fibre Materials

Task 3 – Sustainability Analysis of Process Integrated Biorefineries

Task 4 – Process Integration of Gasification-based Biorefineries

As a result of development, it is envisaged as products the following:

  • pilot and demonstration plants;

  • progress reports;

  • technical and technological brochures;

  • publication of information by creating a specific website area within the IETS;

  • identification of research needs and gaps for future projects through brainstorming sessions and workshops.

Audience, beneficiaries

The following are noted:

  • Industries – Forest products, allied and others

  • Consultants

  • Technology suppliers

  • Researchers

  • Universities

  • National laboratories

  • Institutes

  • Government

  • Industry organizations

Contact details

Annex Manager & Task Leader 1:  Isabel Cabrita

Unit of Bioenergy
LNEG
Estrada do Paço do Lumiar 1649-038 Lisbon
Portugal
Telephone: + 351 21 092 4740
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Task 2 Leader – Alexandre Gaspar  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Task 3 Leader – Henrique Matos  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; ; Clemente Pedro Nunes  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Task 4 Leader – Thore Berntsson  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Open Documents

Annex XI Promotional Brochure       

Annex XI briefing Presentation(May 2012)