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The bioresource platform develops and implements high-energy-yield, controlled-waste biofuel processes and technologies for the preparation and thermoconversion of carbon-containing material. The platform mainly works with renewable bioresources such as farming and forestry byproducts, grades A and B wood, solid organic waste, food manufacturing and paper and pulp manufacturing residues and effluents, sludges, and algaes.
The platform possesses analysis and testing capabilities:
Characterization of bioresources and outputs (oils, gases, solid residues)
Drying and grinding from 1 gram to 1 ton per hour
Gravity-based and pressurized powder injection up to 50 kg/h
Torrefaction from 1 gram to 150 kilograms per hour
Pyrolysis of bio-oils produced from 10 milliliters to several liters per hour
Gasification from 1 gram to 20 kg per hour
Hydrothermal carbonization, liquefaction, and gasification of biomass in 0.5 liter batch reactors and on continuous pilot lines from 2.5 liters to 10 kilograms per hour
This platform's strength is that it can apply all of these processes from laboratory validation testing up to scales that can be extrapolated to industrial processes, so that pertinent technical and economic evaluations of the processes developed can be carried out.
40 engineers & technicians
€7 million in investment
800 sq. m space
15 industrial partners
20 patents, 6-8 patent applications per year
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.