The group “Sustainable, clean and bioenergy systems” conducts experimental and numerical research on thermo-chemical biomass conversion and its integration into renewable bioenergy and biorefinery concepts. The group is a key scientific partner of the Austrian biomass competence centre BEST Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies and has a close collaboration with national and international research groups and industrial partners in the bioenergy sector.
Thermo-chemical biomass conversion: combustion, gasification and pyrolysis.
Formation and reduction of air pollutant emissions: NOx, PM, CO, soot, PAHs and tar.
Reaction mechanisms development and reduction for thermo-chemical biomass conversion (see link for the detailed RAC pyrolysis scheme) as well as gas phase reactions and pollutant formation.
CFD modelling of turbulent, reactive and multiphase flows. CFD-supported development and optimization of biomass conversion plants.
Biomass gasification producer gas conditioning and utilization.
Bioenergy and biorefinery concepts for the production of heat and power, cold, liquid and gaseous fuels as well as chemicals.
System integration of biomass conversion plants in renewable energy concepts.
Kombi-DeNOx – Development of a New Combined DeNOx Technology with Primary and Secondary Measures for Biomass Firing Systems in the Small to Medium Capacity Range. (2021 - 2025). FFG Basisprogramm. Link
BIO-LOOP – Chemical Looping for efficient biomass utilization (2020 - 2024). FFG Comet-Modul. Link
Hybrid-BioVGE – Hybrid Variable Geometry Ejector Cooling and Heating System for Buildings Driven by Solar and Biomass Heat (2019 - 2022). H2020 LC-SC3-RES Link
BIO-CCHP – Advanced biomass CCHP based on gasification, SOFC and cooling Machines (2018 - 2021). 11th call ERA-NET Bioenergy. Link
BRISK II - Biofuels Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge II (2017 - 2022). H2020 – INFRAIA. Link
MultifuelLowEmission – Development of a novel multifuel biomass boiler with lowest pollutant emissions (2017 - 2020). 3. Energieforschung. Link