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BRISK is funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (Capacities)

 

Facilities

The BRISK international network encourages and facilitates co-operative research in the project partners’ laboratories. The expertise and facilities available have been classified by topics as listed below. Clicking on the topic will direct you to a list of all the partners offering facilities in that topic.

Click here to download a comprehensive list of facilities available by partner (in pdf format).

Aerosols

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Aerosol measurement, high temperatureBIOENERGY 2020+Graz, AustriaBET1

Analysis

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Analysis - GC, MS, GPC, TGA Aston University Bioenergy Research Group Birmingham, UK AST1
Analysis - TGA, DTG, DSC, MS BIOENERGY 2020+ Graz, Austria BET2
Analysis - GC/SCD, GC-ICP/MS Paul Scherrer Institute Villigen, Switzerland PSI1
Analysis - TGA, DSC, FTIR Wroclaw University of Technology Wroclaw, Poland WRC1

Autoclave

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Autoclave Aston University Bioenergy Research Group Birmingham, UK AST2

Biomass characterisation

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Biomass characterisation Åbo Akademi University Åbo, Finland AAU1
Biomass characterisation Aston University Bioenergy Research Group Birmingham, UK AST3
Solid fuel characterisation International Flame Research Foundation (IFRF) Pisa, Italy IFR2

Bio-oil upgrading

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Bio-oil upgrading Aston University Bioenergy Research Group Birmingham, UK AST4
Bio-oil hydrotreatment, characterisation SINTEF Trondheim, Norway STF2

Catalysts

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Catalyst screening SINTEF Oslo, Norway STF1

Combustion

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Combustion, fixed-bed, drop tube BIOENERGY 2020+ Graz, Austria BET3
Combustion, fixed-bed, pilot scale BIOENERGY 2020+ Graz, Austria BET4
Combustion, fixed-bed, batch BIOENERGY 2020+ Graz, Austria BET5
Combustion, optical, high pressure, high temperature, 2 MW Cardiff University Cardiff, UK CFU1
Combustion, sector, high pressure, high temperature, 2 MW Cardiff University Cardiff, UK CFU2
Combustion, turbine simulator, high pressure & temperature Cardiff University Cardiff, UK CFU3
FLEXFLOX (flameless combustion furnace) Delft University of Technology Delft, Netherlands TUD1
Combustion, fluid bed ECN Petten, Netherlands ECN1
Combustion, entrained flow, atmospheric SP Energy Technology Centre (previously known as ETC) Piteå, Sweden ETC2
Combustion, high pressure, catalytic Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Sweden KTH1
Combustion, high temperature, air Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Sweden KTH2
Combustion, entrained flow Technical University of Denmark Kongens Lyngby, Denmark DTU1
Combustion, entrained flow Technical University of Munich Garching/Munich, Germany TUM1
Combustion, fluid bed TUBITAK, Marmara Research Centre Gebze, Turkey TBK4
Combustion, entrained flow Wroclaw University of Technology Wroclaw, Poland WRC2

Fast pyrolysis

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Pyrolysis, fast, 4 fluid beds, +/- catalysts Aston University Bioenergy Research Group Birmingham, UK AST7
Pyroprobe with GCMS-FID Aston University Bioenergy Research Group Birmingham, UK AST8
Fast pyrolysis, catalytic, fluid bed Centre for Research and Technology (CERTH) Thessaloniki, Greece CER1

Fischer Tropsch synthesis and wax cracking

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Micro-reactor, pressure, Fischer Tropsch Aston University Bioenergy Research Group Birmingham, UK AST6
HDS, FT-wax hydrocracking unit Centre for Research and Technology (CERTH) Thessaloniki, Greece CER3
Synthesis reactor, pressure Centre for Research and Technology (CERTH) Thessaloniki, Greece CER4
Catalytic synfuel production laboratory Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway NTN1
Fischer Tropsch synthesis Vienna University of Technology Vienna, Austria TUW1

Fluid Catalytic Cracking

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
FCC pilot plant Centre for Research and Technology (CERTH) Thessaloniki, Greece CER2

Fuel cell

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Fuel Cell Lab (solid oxide fuel cell test facilities) Delft University of Technology Delft, Netherlands TUD3

Gas clean-up

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Tar cracking International Flame Research Foundation (IFRF) Pisa, Italy IFR3

Gas conditioning

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Gas conditioning, catalytic conversion SINTEF Trondheim, Norway STF2

Gasification

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Gasification, allothermal, fluid bed, fixed bed Aston University Bioenergy Research Group Birmingham, UK AST5
Gasification, fluid bed, 3 MWt CIUDEN Ponferrada, Spain CIU1
BiG-CU: Circulating Fluidized Bed Gasification with integrated hot gas filtration Delft University of Technology Delft, Netherlands TUD2
Gasification, fluid bed ECN Petten, Netherlands ECN2
Gasification, circulating fluid bed, 500 kWth ENEA Rotondella, Italy ENA1
Gasification, updraft, 200 kWth ENEA Rotondella, Italy ENA2
Gasification, internal circulating fluid bed, 10 kWthENEARotondella, ItalyENA4
Gasification, entrained flow, pressure SP Energy Technology Centre (previously known as ETC) Piteå, Sweden ETC1
Gasification, downdraft International Flame Research Foundation (IFRF) Pisa, Italy IFR1
Gasification, fluid bed Paul Scherrer Institute Villigen, Switzerland PSI1
Gasification, fluid bed Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Sweden KTH3
Gasification, high temperature, air and steam Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Sweden KTH4
Gasifier, entrained flow Technical University of Denmark Kongens Lyngby, Denmark DTU2
Gasification, entrained flow, high temperature & pressure Technical University of Munich Garching/Munich, Germany TUM3
Gasification, entrained flow, high temperature Technical University of Munich Garching/Munich, Germany TUM4
Gasification, downdraft fixed bed TUBITAK, Marmara Research Centre Gebze, Turkey TBK1
Gasification, fluid bedTUBITAK, Marmara Research CentreGebze, TurkeyTBK2
Gasification, fluid bedTUBITAK, Marmara Research CentreGebze, TurkeyTBK3
Gasification, downdraft - commercial University of Zaragoza Zaragoza, Spain UZR1
Gasification, fluid bed - pilot University of Zaragoza Zaragoza, Spain UZR2
Gasification, fluid bed, high pressure Vienna University of Technology Vienna Austria TUW2

Hydrodesulfurisation

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
HDS, FT-wax hydrocracking unit Centre for Research and Technology (CERTH) Thessaloniki, Greece CER3

Hydrogen

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Hydrogen enrichment modules for syngas ENEA Rotondella, Italy ENA3

Hydrothermal processing

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Hydrothermal processing Paul Scherrer Institute Villigen, Switzerland PSI3
Hydrothermal processing University of Zaragoza Zaragoza, Spain UZR3

Methanation

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Methanation, fluid bed Paul Scherrer Institute Villigen, Switzerland PSI2

Pyrolysis

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Pyrolysis, fluid bed Åbo Akademi University Åbo, Finland AAU2
Pyrolysis, fluid bed ECN Petten, Netherlands ECN3
Pyrolysis, catalytic SINTEF Oslo, Norway STF2
Pyrolysis, isothermal packed bed University of Naples Federico II Naples, Italy UNA1

Spray cell

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Spray cell, high pressure, high temperature Cardiff University Cardiff, UK CFU4

Turbine simulation

Technology available BRISK Partner Location Ref No.
Combustor, turbine simulator, high pressure & temperature Cardiff University Cardiff, UK CFU3


To download a full list of facilities available by partner (in pdf format) click here.

The expertise and facilities offered by the partners support most aspects of the biofuels chains summarized in the figure below.