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Use of Low-quality Biogenic Fuels in a Decentralized Biomass Boiler for Thermal Energy Generation

Reinardt, Franziska 1; Seifert, Helmut 1; Gehrmann, Hans-Joachim
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The KIT generate heat with three hot water tube boilers and a combined heat and power unit. Their operation is based on natural gas. Alternatively, light fuel oil can be used in the hot water tube boilers. For the future the KIT has to achieve climate protection goals and for that to consider about alternative heat generation. This could be the operation of a biomass boiler, which is operated with wood chips or wood pellets. The Institute of Technical Chemistry (ITC) and Facility Management (FM) of KIT in cooperation with medium-sized enterprises now plans to integrate a decentralized biomass boiler into the existing heat supply network of KIT Campus North. The goal for the decentralized biomass boiler is to operate with low-quality biogenic fuel. Within the framework of preliminary studies, the biogenic fuels shall be characterized according to their combustion properties. To enhance sustainability, reduce the consumption of resources and increase economic efficiency, the studies are to focus on the use of waste materials. In addition, the waste flows at KIT and the suited waste shall be identified. The considered materials are lop, sieve residues or other previous identified waste.
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Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000077962
Veröffentlicht am 14.12.2017
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.211
Zitationen: 3
Zitationen: 4
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Facility Management (FM)
Institut für Technische Chemie (ITC)
Universität Karlsruhe (TH) – Zentrale Einrichtungen (Zentrale Einrichtungen)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 08.2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1876-6102
KITopen-ID: 1000077962
HGF-Programm 34.11.01 (POF III, LK 01) Ko-Feuerung fester Biobrennstoffe
Erschienen in Energy procedia
Verlag Elsevier
Band 120
Seiten 286–293
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung 11th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers (INFUB), 18. – 21.04.17, Algarve, Portugal
Schlagwörter low-quality biogenic fuels; waste; biomass boiler
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