• 8010

    Inffeldgasse 21/B Graz

    Austria

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AUSTRIAN BIOENERGY CENTRE is a research centre, which is working on projects dealing with thermal utilization of solid biomass within the frame of Austrian´s Kplus programme. Austrian government agreed to start up and to operation of this centre in January 2002, the needed legal structure was established by entering into local register of companies as a company with limited liability in February 2003. Shareholders: Republic of Austria, represented by BLT Wieselburg Technical University of Graz BIOS-BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsges.mbH Technical University of Vienna Most important purposes of the company: o Scientific research, industrial research and pre-competitive development o Improvement of interdisciplinary cooperation between economy and science Main location of the company is Graz, a subsidiary is situated in Wieselburg in Lower Austria. More than 40, mostly Austrian firms and 12 international scientific institutions are involved as partners and there will be available an overall budget of 12,3 Mio.€ in the first period of public support (2002-2006). 35 employees (highest level of qualification) will be engaged to work on more than 20 R&D-projects. Three years prolongation of funding is foreseen, if the company can prove positive results on its R&D project work in the first period as well as a certain development of the so-called Non-Kplus-area, which means the development of a business area without financial support of Kplus-programme. After seven years the company should have got that national and international reputation, which is essential for a competitive R&D enterprise on free market. Former assumption is, at least the most important effect of Kplus-programme and the declared target of Austrian Bioenergy Centre GmbH! Actual Research Programme As mentioned, the business of AUSTRIAN BIOENERGY CENTRE GmbH consists of Research and pre-competitive Development in the field of thermal utilization of solid biomass. The scope of activities preliminary is splitted up into three areas, which are adjusted to different economic target groups, with their specific technology-needs. 1.) Area „Combustion of Solid Biomass“ This department is engaged in the thematic to convert heat content of biomass to heat and/or power by using optimized combustion processes. Scientific investigations range over theoretical and practical tasks for increasing knowledge about biomass properties, combustion technologies and emissions. Economic target group are manufacturers of furnaces and boilers, in the capacity range from few kilowatt up to ten megawatt. 2.) Area „Gasification of Solid Biomass, Gas-Cleaning and Gas-Utilization“ This is another possibility for thermal conversion of biomass. Different technologies are used to produce a gaseous type of transportable energy. The demand for investigation is very high in this sector, specially gas-cleaning and utilization of produced gas need a lot of additional scientific work. Furthermore, goals of this area will be the refinement of produced gas (bio-fuel) and alternative processes for power generation. Involved economic groups are power industry and manufacturers of power plants. 3.) Area „Modelling and Simulation“ „Take your experience and your observations and find exact theoretical correlations“, this sentence simply may describe the work of this area. In close cooperation with software engineering companies, the main thermo- and hydrodynamic processes of area “Combustion” and area “Gasification” will be interpreted, to get solid base for future design. Short Description: AUSTRIAN BIOENERGY CENTRE is a research centre, which is working on projects dealing with thermal utilization of solid biomass within the frame of Austrian´s Kplus programme. More than 40, mostly Austrian firms and 12 international scientific institutions are involved as partners and there will be available an overall budget of 12,3 Mio.€ in the first period of public support (2002-2006). 35 employees (highest level of qualification) will be engaged to work on more than 20 R&D-projects. Actual Research Programme The scope of activities preliminary is splitted up into three areas, which are adjusted to different economic target groups, with their specific technology-and RTD-needs: Area „Combustion of Solid Biomass: small, middle-sized and large utilities“ Area „Gasification of Solid Biomass, Gas-Cleaning and Gas-Utilization“ Area „Modelling and Simulation“

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Biomass Engineering & Materials Science
Stoves Engineering & Materials Science
Wood Engineering & Materials Science
Gasification Engineering & Materials Science
Boilers Engineering & Materials Science
Flue gases Engineering & Materials Science
Furnaces Engineering & Materials Science
Adsorption Engineering & Materials Science

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Profiles

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Dina Bacovsky

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Cornelia Baumgartner

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Kerstin Bressnig

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Research Output 1997 2019

A cfd-method for the analysis and optimization of the fixed bed conversion in biomass grate furnaces

Singer, M., Mehrabian, R., Gruber, T., Anca-Couce, A. & Scharler, R., 1 Jan 2019, European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings. Vol. 27. p. 688-693 6 p.

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

furnaces
combustion
Biomass
Furnaces
Sensitivity analysis

A Generalization of Ackermann's Formula for the Design of Continuous and Discontinuous Observers

Niederwieser, H., Koch, S. & Reichhartinger, M., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

A generally applicable, simple and adaptive forecasting method for the short-term heat load of consumers

Nigitz, T. & Gölles, M., 1 May 2019, In : Applied Energy. 241, p. 73-81 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

forecasting method
Thermal load
Energy management systems
prediction
temperature

Activities 2010 2019

ÖKO-OPT-QUART Workshop

Andreas Georg Christian Moser (Speaker), Daniel Muschick (Speaker), Markus Gölles (Speaker), Thomas Mach (Contributor), Hermann Schranzhofer (Speaker), Werner Lerch (Contributor), Peter Josef Nageler (Contributor), Ingo Leusbrock (Speaker), Carles Ribas Tugores (Contributor)
25 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture or debateScience to public

Synchronization of the gas production and utilization rates of a solid-to-gas process and a downstream gas-to-X process

Thomas Nigitz (Speaker), Markus Gölles (Contributor), Christian Aichernig (Contributor), Hermann Hofbauer (Contributor), Martin Horn (Contributor)
10 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Ammonia as Promising Fuel for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Experimental Analysis and Performance Evaluation

Bernhard Stöckl (Speaker), Michael Preininger (Contributor), Vanja Subotić (Contributor), Hartmuth Schröttner (Contributor), Peter Sommersacher (Contributor), Michael Seidl (Contributor), Stefan Megel (Contributor), Christoph Hochenauer (Contributor)
8 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Prizes

Bestes Poster

Viktor Unterberger (Recipient), 9 Jun 2016

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Best Poster Award

Viktor Unterberger (Recipient), 23 Aug 2016

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Projects 2003 2005