International Conference on Application of Biomass Gasification

Date 5th Dec, 2017
Location Innsbruck, Austria
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Location:  Management Center Innsbruck, Universitätsstraße 15, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Draft programme:

08:00 Registration and coffee
08:45 Conference opening and welcome
Session 1: Opportunities and chances of biomass gasification
09:00 The importance of biomass in our future energy system – from individual applications to systemic importance (Samir Binder, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Germany)
09:30 Thermal gasification of biomass and waste – actual European projects (Dr. Jitka Hrbek IEA Bioenergy Task 33, Austria)
10:00 Study of framework conditions and economic viability of thermal gasification plants in Denmark (Morten Tony Hansen, Ea Energy Analyses a/s, Denmark)
10:30 Coffee break
Session 2: Aspects of application of biomass gasification
11:15 Biomass gasification and CO2 reduction from the perspective of a company – challenge and opportunity (Vinzenz Koch, CEWE Stiftung & Co. KG, Germany)
11:30 Process specific challenges in wood gasification – experience from the multi MW scale (Frank Maierhans, Stadtwerke Ulm/Neu-Ulm Netze GmbH, Germany)
12:00 Lessons learned on gasification of sewage sludge and other challenging material – by Kopf SynGas (Dr. Johannes Judex, Kopf SynGas GmbH & Co., Germany)
12:30  Life Cycle Assessment of a biomass gasification plant including a local heating grid (Babette Hebenstreit, FH Vorarlberg, Austria)
13:00 Product design and biomass CHP – the role of design and aesthetics in technical equipment and machines (Jarno Haapakoski, Volter Oy, Finland)
13:30 Lunch break
Session 3: Experience of European plant operators
14:40 Biomass gasification 2007-2017 – technology development and protagonists (Dieter Bräkow, FEE e.V., Germany)
15:00 Experience of a Burkhardt plant operator Serge Streitz (Lux Energie S.A., Luxembourg)
15:20 Experience of a Holzenergie Wegscheid plant operator (Bernhard Sitter, Gut Riedelsbach, Germany)
15:40 Experience of a SynCraft plant operator Bernhard Larcher (Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe AG, Austria)
16:00 Coffee break
16:40 Experience of a Spanner Re2 plant operator (Diarmid Baird, Scotston Farm, UK)
17:00 Experience of an Urbas plant operator (Hannes Windhaber, ÖKO-Heizkraftwerk Pöllau GmbH & Co. KG, Austria)
17:20 Long-term experience and specifics in operation with waste wood at Holzverstromung Nidwalden (Bernhard Böcker-Riese, BR Energy Group AG, Switzerland)
17:40 Q&A, summary and outlook (Prof. Jürgen Karl, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
18:00 End of event