Esa Kurkela

1984 …2021
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Research Output 1984 2019

2019
Open Access
Gasification
Biomass
Fluidized beds
Steam
District heating

Flexible hybrid process for combined production of heat, power and renewable feedstock for refineries

Kurkela, E., Tuomi, S., Kurkela, M. & Hiltunen, I., May 2019, European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings. ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, p. 539-543 5 p. (European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Open Access
heat production
feedstocks
Feedstocks
combined heat and power
heat

Integration of waste heat streams into industrial chps or district heating units

Skvorčinskienė, R., Striūgas, N., Kurkela, E., Bakas, R. & Radinas, M., May 2019, European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings. ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, p. 821-826 6 p. (European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

District heating
Industrial heating
Waste heat
heat
Electrolysis

The impact of biomass drying on the efficiency of a gasification plant co-producing Fischer-Tropsch fuels and heat: A conceptual investigation

Tuomi, S., Kurkela, E., Hannula, I. & Berg, C. G., 15 Jun 2019, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 127, 105272.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

gasification
Gasification
Drying
Biomass
drying
2018

The effect of biomass drying on the overall efficiency of combined production of transportation fuels and heat by steam gasification and ft-synthesis

Tuomi, S., Kurkela, E., Hannula, I. & Berg, C. G., 1 May 2018, Proceedings of European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2018. ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, p. 521-527 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

gasification
Gasification
steam
dryers
Drying
2015

Air-blown CFB gasification of forest residues, demolition wood and crushed wheat straw pellets

Laatikainen-Luntama, J. & Kurkela, E., 2015, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Fluidized Bed Conversion, 14-17 June 2015, Turku, Finland. Åbo Akademi, p. 476-486

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

Demolition
Straw
Gasification
Wood
Tar
35 Citations (Scopus)

Behaviour of tars on the filter in high temperature filtration of biomass-based gasification gas

Tuomi, S., Kurkela, E., Simell, P. & Reinikainen, M., 2015, In : Fuel. 139, p. 220-231

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Tars
Tar
Gasification
Biomass
Gases
11 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of pressure on tar decomposition activity of different bed materials in biomass gasification conditions

Tuomi, S., Kaisalo, N., Simell, P. & Kurkela, E., 2015, In : Fuel. 158, p. 293-305

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Tars
Tar
Gasification
Biomass
Olivine
Catalytic reforming
Tar
Gasification
Steam
Oxygen
20 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Catalytic reforming
Tars
Tar
Steam
Gasification
2014
25 Citations (Scopus)

Clean syngas from biomass-process development and concept assessment

Simell, P., Hannula, I., Tuomi, S., Nieminen, M., Kurkela, E., Hiltunen, I., Kaisalo, N. & Kihlman, J., 2014, In : Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. 4, 4, p. 357-370

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Biomass
Gases
Tar
Gasification
Temperature

Techno-economic study on bio-SNG and hydrogen production and recent advances in high temperature gas cleaning

Simell, P., Hannula, I., Tuomi, S., Kurkela, E., Hiltunen, I., Kaisalo, N. & Kihlman, J., 2014, Proceedings of the 1st international Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology. Renewtech Energy Technology International AB, p. 39-40

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingsScientific

Hydrogen production
Cleaning
Economics
Gases
Tar
10 Citations (Scopus)
Steam
Gasification
Fluidized beds
Wood
Particle size
2013

EERA-EIBI workshop report : Longer term R&D needs and priorities on bioenergy

Girio, F., Kurkela, E., Kiel, J. & Klein Lankhorst, R., 2013, Brussels.

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
heat production
bioenergy
biomass
cost
new technology

Gasification concept testing for dual fluidized-bed based SNG process

Tuomi, S., Kurkela, E., Simell, P. & Kaisalo, N., 2013, Proceedings of the ICPS13: ICPS 2013, International Conference on Polygeneration Strategies 2013. Hofbauer, H. & Fuchs, M. (eds.). Wien, Austria: Vienna University of Technology, p. 17-28

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Gasification
Fluidized beds
Natural gas
Catalytic reforming
Steam
Open Access
Gasification
Biomass
Liquids
Economics
Gasoline
24 Citations (Scopus)

Trace element behavior in the fluidized bed gasification of solid recovered fuels: A thermodynamic study

Konttinen, J., Backman, R., Hupa, M., Moilanen, A. & Kurkela, E., 2013, In : Fuel. 106, p. 621-631 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Trace Elements
Trace elements
Gasification
Fluidized beds
Thermodynamics
2011
40 Citations (Scopus)

A parametric modelling study for pressurised steam/O2-blown fluidised-bed gasification of wood with catalytic reforming

Hannula, I. & Kurkela, E., 2011, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 38, p. 58-67 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Catalytic reforming
gasification
fluidized beds
Gasification
steam
2010
34 Citations (Scopus)

A semi-empirical model for pressurised air-blown fluidised-bed gasification of biomass

Hannula, I. & Kurkela, E., 2010, In : Bioresource Technology. 101, 12, p. 4608-4615 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Gasification
Biomass
biomass
air
Air
2009
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Gasification
Biomass
Gases
Electricity
Molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFC)
15 Citations (Scopus)

The Effect of Biomass Feedstock Type and Process Parameters on Achieving the Total Carbon Conversion in the Large Scale Fluidized Bed Gasification of Biomass

Moilanen, A., Nasrullah, M. & Kurkela, E., 2009, In : Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy. 28, 3, p. 355-359 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Gasification
Fluidized beds
Feedstocks
Biomass
Carbon
2008

Process evaluations and design studies in the UCG project 2004-2007

McKeough, P. & Kurkela, E., 2008, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 49 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 2434).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
Gases
Gasification
Screening
Biomass
Economics

Synteesikaasun ja puhtaan polttokaasun valmistus

Kurkela, E., Simell, P., McKeough, P. & Kurkela, M., 2008, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 59 p. (VTT Publications; No. 682).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
gases
synthesis gas
2006
5 Citations (Scopus)

Nitric oxide yield from combustion of a low calorific gasification product gas: Numerical and experimental study

Brink, A., Hupa, M., Kurkela, E. & Suomalainen, M., 14 Jul 2006, In : Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics. 6, 4-5, p. 217-224 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

gasification
Nitric oxide
nitric oxide
combustion chambers
Combustors
2005
1 Citation (Scopus)

Combined heat and power production by novel fixed-bed gasification technology

Kurkela, E., Simell, P. & Haavisto, I., 29 Jul 2005, In : VDI Berichte. 1891, p. 223-232 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Gasification
Biomass
Gases
Sawdust
Scrubbers
2002

Energiantuotannon tehostaminen fossiilisiin ja uusiutuviin polttoaineisiin perustuvassa energiantuotannossa

Translated title of the contribution: Advanced energy production based on fossil and renewable fuelsHepola, J. & Kurkela, E., 2002, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 69 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes; No. 2155).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
fossils
energy
Olla

Gasification of waste-derived fuels: R&D activities at VTT

Kurkela, E., 2002, Power production from waste and biomass IV: Advanced concepts and technologies. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, p. 267-276 (VTT Symposium; No. 222).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

Open Access

Puhdasta energiaa kierrätyspolttoaineiden kaasutuksella

Kurkela, E., 2002, In : Tekniikka ja kunta. 26, 6, p. 10-12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

2001

Lauhdesähkön tuotanto

Kurkela, E., 2001, Teknologia ja kasvihuonekaasujen päästöjen rajoittaminen: Taustatyö kansallista ilmasto-ohjelmaa varten. p. 15-19 (Kauppa- ja teollisuusministeriön julkaisuja; No. 1/2001).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional

Polttoaineen vaihto voimalaitoksissa

Kurkela, E., 2001, Teknologia ja kasvihuonekaasujen päästöjen rajoittaminen: Taustatyö kansallista ilmasto-ohjelmaa varten. p. 25-26 (Kauppa- ja teollisuusministeriön julkaisuja; No. 1/2001).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional

Yhteistuotanto

Kurkela, E., 2001, Teknologia ja kasvihuonekaasujen päästöjen rajoittaminen: Taustatyö kansallista ilmasto-ohjelmaa varten. p. 20-24 (Kauppa- ja teollisuusministeriön julkaisuja; No. 1/2001).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional

2000
1 Citation (Scopus)

Development of novel fixed-bed gasification for biomass residues and agrobiofuels

Kurkela, E., Simell, P., Ståhlberg, P., Berna, G., Barbagli, F. & Haavisto, I., 2000, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 45 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 2059).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
Gasification
Biomass
Cleaning
Sawdust
Engines

Jätteistä syntyy puhdasta energiaa kaasutuksella

Kurkela, E., 2000, In : Uusiouutiset. 11, 3, 11.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Kaasutuskaasun puhdistaminen vesipesurilla

Suomalainen, M., Simell, P. & Kurkela, E., 2000, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 76 p. (VTT Energian Raportteja, Vol. 4/2000).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

110 Citations (Scopus)

Provisional protocol for the sampling and anlaysis of tar and particulates in the gas from large-scale biomass gasifiers: Version 1998

Simell, P., Ståhlberg, P., Kurkela, E., Albrecht, J., Deutsch, S. & Sjöström, K., 1 Jan 2000, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 18, 1, p. 19-38 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Tar
tar
particulates
Biomass
gases
1999

Ash behaviour in biomass fluidised bed gasification

Moilanen, A., Kurkela, E. & Laatikainen-Luntama, J., 1999, Impact of Mineral Impurities in Solid Fuel Combustion: Proceedings. New York, p. 555-567

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

CFB gasification of biomass residues for co-combustion in large utility boilers: Studies on ash control and gas cleaning

Kurkela, E., Moilanen, A. & Nieminen, M., 1999, Power Production from Biomass III: Gasification and Pyrolysis R&D&D for Industry. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, p. 213-228 (VTT Symposium; No. 192).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Ashes
Gasification
Boilers
Cleaning
Biomass

PROGAS - Gasification and Pyrolysis R&D Programme 1997-1999

Kurkela, E., 1999, Power Production from Biomass III: Gasification and Pyrolysis R&D&D for Industry. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, p. 57-62 (VTT Symposium; No. 192).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Gasification
Pyrolysis
Demonstrations
Diesel power plants
Biomass
1998

Sampling of contaminants from product gases of biomass gasifiers

Ståhlberg, P., Lappi, M., Kurkela, E., Simell, P., Oesch, P. & Nieminen, M., 1998, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 95 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 1903).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
Biomass
Gases
Impurities
Sampling
Tars
1997
3 Citations (Scopus)

Gasification of biomass for energy production: State of technology in Finland and global market perspectives

Wilen, C. & Kurkela, E., 1997, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 65 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 1842).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Gasification
Biomass
Gas fuels
Atmospheric pressure
Electricity
1996
11 Citations (Scopus)

Biomass feedstock analyses

Wilen, C., Moilanen, A. & Kurkela, E., 1996, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 39 p. (VTT Publications; No. 282).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
Ashes
Gasification
Feedstocks
Biomass
Straw
120 Citations (Scopus)

Catalytic hot gas cleaning of gasification gas

Simell, P., Kurkela, E., Ståhlberg, P. & Hepola, J., 1996, In : Catalysis Today. 27, 1-2, p. 55-62 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Tars
Tar
Gasification
Ammonia
Cleaning

Development of catalytic gas cleaning in biomass gasification

Simell, P., Kurkela, E., Ståhlberg, P. & Hepola, J., 1996, Power production from biomass II with special emphasis on gasification and pyrolysis R&DD. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, p. 133-140 (VTT Symposium; No. 164).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

10 Citations (Scopus)
Gasification
Fluidized beds
Biomass
Impurities
Tar
13 Citations (Scopus)
straw
peat
wheat
coal
biomass
1995

Feasibility of electricity production from biomass by gasification systems

Solantausta, Y. & Kurkela, E., 1995, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 52 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 1648).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Gasification
Biomass
Electricity
Farms
Gases
9 Citations (Scopus)
peat
coal
gas
experiment
fluidised bed
75 Citations (Scopus)

Tar-decomposing activity of carbonate rocks under high CO2 partial pressure

Simell, P., Leppälahti, J. & Kurkela, E., 1995, In : Fuel. 74, 6, p. 938-945

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Tars
Carbonates
Tar
Partial pressure
Rocks
1993
44 Citations (Scopus)

Development of simplified IGCC-processes for biofuels: Supporting gasification research at VTT

Kurkela, E., Ståhlberg, P., Laatikainen, J. & Simell, P., 1993, In : Bioresource Technology. 46, 1 - 2, p. 37 - 48 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Biofuels
Gasification
biofuel
Cleaning
Gases

HTHP sampling of aerosol particles from pressurised fluidized bed gasification of coal

Lind, T., Kauppinen, E., Jokiniemi, J., Kurkela, E. & Berner, A., 1993, In : Journal of Aerosol Science. 24, S1, p. 299 - 300 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalOther journal contributionScientificpeer-review