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2016-08-25 Russia: Combustion Catalysts for Clean and Efficient Burning of Coal, Biomass, Wastes and Fuel Oil

Combustion Catalysts for Clean and Efficient Burning of Coal, Biomass, Wastes and Fuel Oil

Description of the project offered: 
 We propose combustion catalysts that can make combustion of fuels significantly more efficient. When used on a wide scale, technologies of catalytic combustion can bring revolutionary changes in generation of heat and energy. The combustion catalysts provide 18-45 % HIGHER HEAT EFFECT of fuels, 2.5-3 TIMES LOWER greenhouse-gas EMISSIONS and lower amounts of flying ash and slag per calory of heat produced.
 The combustion catalysts are mixed with fuels at a ratio of 0.5-2.5 kg per 1 ton of fuel. It is planned to apply the catalysts to various fuels including those difficult to burn: coal, lignite, biomass (wood chips, wood pellets, briquettes ), municipal solid wastes, agricultural wastes, agricultural pellets; heating oil, mazut, diesel fuel and other solid and liquid fuels.
To date, the field tests of the combustion catalysts were performed in boilers that burn lump coal and biomass (wood chips and pellets). The tests were performed in Russia at grate combustors (boilers).
Successful use of catalysts in combustion is a fundamental innovation and a technological breakthrough.
The majority (90 %) of the chemical reactions used in chemical industry apply catalysts. The mechanism of catalytic combustion in fuels containing carbon and hydrocarbons is analogous to the mechanisms of reactions used in oil refining industry. The catalysts change the mechanism of combustion. Fuel burns more completely and for longer periods than at conventional conditions. In this way incomplete combustion is avoided which normally exhibits itself in the presence of carbon black, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide in the emissions.
We propose partnership for pilot-scale and field tests of innovative combustion catalysts for various fuels.
Project proposer:   Chernik Galina ()
Partner role:  Project participant 
Partner organisation:  Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
Call for proposal title:  COMPETITIVE LOW-CARBON ENERGY 
Call for proposal identifier:  H2020-LCE-2016-2017

Description of the collaboration sought: 
We invite partners who would benefit from more efficient and clean combustion of various fossil and renewable fuels. Fuels include lump coal, lignite, coke; peat; biomass - wood (logs, chips, pellets, briquettes, bark, wood wastes); agricultural wastes, agripellets, agribriquettes, including agricultural biomass fuels that are problematic in terms of combustion, straw, sunflower husks; blended fuels; municipal solid wastes; industrial wastes, black liquor; liquid fuels - heating oil, fuel oil (mazut). In the present project we focus on combustion in fixed bed reactors, boilers with fuel burned on a grate, e.g. lump coal. Fluidized bed combustion will be studied at a later stage. 
Field tests and combustion of fuels in pilot-scale test facilities are planned. Parameters of combustion (heat effect, emissions of SOx, NOx, CO, particulates, etc) must be measured. The project needs partners:
- boilers owners;
- organisations with pilot-scale combustion test facilities;
- research organisations (with a network of the end-users) capable to make measurements at the plants;
- innovation infrastructure organisations with good contacts in industry;
- stakeholders interested in improving ecological situation at a certain location. 
Expertise sought: Scientific research, Innovation. Technology transfer, Regional development, Climate change and Carbon cycle research, Clean coal technologies, Sustainable development, Waste management, Environmental protection, Biofuels, Renewable sources of energy, Fossil fuels, Materials technology, Industrial manufacture, 
Roles sought: Project coordinator, Project participant, 
Organisation types sought: 
Countries sought: United Kingdom, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, Chile, China, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Republic of, Russian Federation, United States, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, 

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