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4th BTLtec conference

Posted: 18 June 2009

The 4th BTLtec conference, supported by OPTFUEL (A European collaborative Research and Demonstration project within the Energy programme of FP7) will convene on 24-25 September 2009 in Graz, Austria.

Since 2007, CMT’s BTLtec conferences have provided a comprehensive look at the Biomass-to-Liquids value chain.

Over 300 people from 40 countries have benefited from spot-on insights, debate and discussion, in addition to opportunities to network and amass contacts at our interactive two-day events.  

Confirm speakers for 4th BTLtec include:

European Commission, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Volkswagen, Innovation and Technology, BTG-BTL, FZK, Norske Skog Focus AS/Xynergo AS,UPM – Kymmene, Idaho National Lab,Purdue University, Graz University of Technology, Velocys, Vienna University of Technology, Haldor Topsoe, Southern Research Institute,Utah State University Energy Institute and more.

This year, the conference is expecting more participants in Austria, home to over 83,000 biomass installations and in particular for the opportunity to join in our special highlight:

Site Visit to Güssing BTL Plant (Optional)

Güssing is a small town with about 4.000 inhabitants and is located about 200 km south of Vienna near to the Hungarian border. The region was very poor until biomass as source of energy was discovered. 40 per cent of the region of Güssing is covered with wood. Therefore sufficient raw material is available for the energy supply of the whole city.

In 2002, a steam biomass gasification process has been demonstrated in Güssing, Austria. The combined heat and power (CHP) plant has a fuel capacity of 8 MW and an electrical output of about 2 MWel with an electrical efficiency of about 25 per cent.

Wood chips with a water content of 20 - 30 per cent are used as fuel. The plant consists of a dual fluidized bed steam gasifier, a two stage gas cleaning system, a gas engine with an electricity generator, and a heat utilization system.

Source: Biomass CHP Plant Güssing – A Success Story

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