New concepts for increasing electricity and biofuel production in forest-products industry platforms and waste platforms in Europe

Tuula Mäkinen, Paterson McKeough, Kai Sipilä

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    Abstract

    VTT has assessed the impacts of various EU policies and directives on future utilisation of biomass in Europe in a socalled Biofuture project. All the three main categories of biomass were considered: forest biomass, agricultural biomass and biodegradable wastes from industrial and urban activities. The forest industry offers attractive platforms for production of bioelectricity and upgraded biofuels because of the availability of reasonably priced residues and wastes, the long annual operating times of the plants and the synergistic benefits of integration of the bioenergy process with the manufacture of traditional products. This paper presents data confirming the potential competitiveness of the coproduction of bioenergy in forestproducts industry platforms. In addition, new integrated concepts for production of green electricity and biofuels (ethanol, syngas derivatives) costeffectively from commercial and municipal waste fractions are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBiomass for energy, industry and climate protection
    Subtitle of host publication14th Europan Biomass Conference & Exhibilion: Proceedings of the international conference
    PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
    Pages1881-1884
    ISBN (Print)88-89407-07-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event14th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition: Biomass for energy, industry and climate protection - Paris, France
    Duration: 17 Oct 200521 Oct 2005

    Conference

    Conference14th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period17/10/0521/10/05

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    Keywords

    • biorefining
    • power production
    • liquid biofuels

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    Mäkinen, T., McKeough, P., & Sipilä, K. (2005). New concepts for increasing electricity and biofuel production in forest-products industry platforms and waste platforms in Europe. In Biomass for energy, industry and climate protection: 14th Europan Biomass Conference & Exhibilion: Proceedings of the international conference (pp. 1881-1884). ETA-Florence Renewable Energies.