In the framework of ERA.NET RUS Plus-Innovation call the TORRECOMB proposal was approved for funding with the title “A novel approach for the implementation of TORrefaction in Residential and COMmunal heating Boilers”. The proposal was prepared from Clean Energy Ltd in cooperation with Bioenergy 2020+ GmbH (BE2020+) from Austria and Small Innovative Enterprise “Clean Energy” (SCE) from Russia with a total budget of 412.000 euro. The aim of the project is to describe an integrated approach in order to enhance the utilization of various types of biomass feedstock, such as straw, sunflower and millet husks in residential/communal heating applications. The project will focus on the whole process chain with special regards on the European and Russian market while experiments will be conducted on small and medium biomass boilers. Since this biomass has no favorable properties for a direct utilization, a pre-treatment via torrefaction and subsequent densification/pelletization is carried out.
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