PyRos - Roadmap for realization of a value chain from forest to biofuels via bio-oil

The overall conclusion in this report is that it would be both technically and economically feasible to produce significant volumes of transportation fuels in Sweden via bio-oil in the 2020-2030 time frame.

In a scenario where there is continuous investment and expansion in bio-oil production plants in the 2020-2030 time frame, it is not unrealistic to expect that the production of bio-oil could reach 1 000 000 tons per year by the end of the decade. Conversion of the bio-oil in oil refineries could lead to substitution of fossil transportation fuels on the order of 3 TWh/y. Total investments would be on the order of 10 billion SEK in the bio-oil production plants.

The technical assessment shows that the front-end processes of converting wood to bio-oil that is closest to commercial application is the fast pyrolysis processes. But the hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) and integrated hydropyrolysis processes (currently TRL 6-7) will also be able to have an impact in the studied time frame.

The technologies for conversion of bio-oil to transportation fuels are still under development but can be considered to be at TRL 6-7 for up to 10 percent co-processing of fast pyrolysis oils in fluidized catalytic crackers at existing oil refineries. Hydrotreatment and hydrodeoxygenation of fast pyrolysis and HTL oils is at TRL 5.


Implementation of high viscosity dampers for vibrational safety

Energiforsk’s programme Vibrations in Nuclear Power has recently published an awaited report that demonstrates many years of experience using viscous dampers to reduce vibrations, in for example nuclear power plant piping.

3 aug 2020

First winter with electricity trading platforms

Sweden is part part of the EU project CoordiNet with the ambition to contribute to the development of a smart, secure and more resilient energy system. The Swedish pilot started last fall with the completion of the trading platform Switch and the engagement of customers in some cities and one municipality in Sweden.

28 apr 2020

Optical Methods for Vibration Measurements in Nuclear Applications

In a recent Energiforsk report, methods for optical vibration measurement were surveyed. These methods show promising results for a denser spatial resolution offering high precision and cost effectiveness with a non-contact approach.

22 apr 2020

International platform for thermal energy research

Energiforsk and the University of Linköping are now launching the website for the international platform for thermal energy systems research. The platform is based on the conditions of thermal energy systems in Sweden. The aim is to further position and strengthen the development of renewable and competitive Swedish district heating and CHP systems.

20 apr 2020

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Anna Von Schenck, Niklas Berglin