Esa Kurkela

1984 …2021
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Research Output 1984 2019

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2019

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
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
2013

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
2002

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
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

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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).

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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
1996

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

1990

Experiences in the operation of the HTW process at the peat ammonia plant of Kemira Oy

Kurkela, E. & Koljonen, J., 1990, Low grade fuels. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, p. 361-372 (VTT Symposium; No. 107).

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The first PFB gasification experiments at the Otaniemi PFBC/G test rig

Kurkela, E., Ståhlberg, P., Mojtahedi, W. & Nieminen, M., 1990, Low grade fuels. Espoo, Vol. 2. p. 353-363 (VTT Symposium; No. 108).

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

1988

Gasification combined cycle power generation process alternatives

Kurkela, E., 1988, Pressurized fluidized bed combustion and gasification power systems. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, p. 37-52 (VTT Symposium; No. 83).

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The Otaniemi PFBC/G test rig and research project

Hulkkonen, S., Jahkola, A. & Kurkela, E., 1988, Pressurized fluidized bed combustion and gasification power systems. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, p. 53-58 (VTT Symposium; No. 83).

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