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Lab'InSight 11-12-2012 Biomass to Energy ULB

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  • 1. Aero-Thermo-MechanicsUNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES, Bruxelles Prof. Alessandro Parente Assistant Professor Lab’InSight « Biomass to Energy » - CTA, December 11th 2012» 1
  • 2. FIELDS OF EXPERTISE AND INDUSTRIAL TARGETSFields of Expertise • Numerical simulation of turbulent reacting and non-reacting flows • Gas turbine and rocket propulsion • Lubrication • Renewable energies/rational use of energyIndustrial application fields • Conceptualization, development and testing of efficient combustion systems for biomass-based fuels 2 Strée – December 11th 2012
  • 3. ADVANCED SYSTEMS FOR HYDROGEN- BASED FUEL COMBUSTIONH2-based fuels • From biomass gasification • Expensive purification for fuel cells • Efficient valorization with direct combustionBut … • H2 → high temperatures and pollutant emissions (NOx) • New combustion systems needed Integrated Modelling Experiments approach (CFD) 3 Strée – December 11th 2012
  • 4. ADVANCED SYSTEMS FOR HYDROGEN- BASED FUEL COMBUSTION Flameless combustion • Homogenous temperature FLAME • Very low NO formationOur expertise• Predictive numericalmodels for burnermodification/development 350 K 2500 K 1270 K 1390 K FLAMELESS C. Gallletti, A. Parente, M. Derudi, R. Rota, L. Tognotti, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 34, 8339- 8351, 2009. 4 Strée – December 11th 2012
  • 5. ADVANCED SYSTEMS FOR HYDROGEN- BASED FUEL COMBUSTION Applications • Glass and steel industry • Micro co-generation Self-recuperative FLOX® burner (WS FLOX®)CHP SOLO® Stirling burner (Stirling Systems GmbH) A. Parente, C. Galletti and L. Tognotti”, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 33, 7553-7564, 2008. 5 Strée – December 11th 2012
  • 6. DEVELOPMENT OF A MICRO-CHP/GT UNIT FOR RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONSNANOCOGEN+ • In collaboration with the Walloon Region and a start-up company, MITIS • Flameless combustion chamber • Designed for methane and biogas fuels • Advanced design tools (CFD and multi-objective optimization) • Ongoing (started in 2011) 6 Strée – December 11th 2012
  • 7. SERVICES PROVIDED TO COMPANIES→ R&D partnership on research activities related to the analysis/development of combustion technologies for biomass- based fuels (biogas and syngas)→ Development of numerical tools for process analysis and decision making support 7 Strée – December 11th 2012
  • 8. OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPANIES TRAININGSubjects→ Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis of fluid flows with commercial and open-source software 8 Strée – December 11th 2012
  • 9. OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPANIES TRAINING Subjects → VALEBIO: Biomass valorisation - Continuing Education – University Certificate - ULB / UlgObjectives For whom In practice• Opportunities • Managers • From February 1st• Characterize valuable • Researchers 2013 biomass • Managers • 234 hours• Technologies and processes • Government officials • Every Friday, 1 year• Processing pathways • Consultants… • Partnership:• Pathway implementation academic Where (ULB, ULg, CRA-W) • ULB industrial and public • Gembloux authorities • On visites’ sites 9 Strée – December 11th 2012
  • 10. LABORATORY CONTACT INFORMATIONUNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES/Ecole PolytechniqueAero-Thermo-MechanicsAvenue F. D. Roosevelt 50, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgiquehttp://mecapp42.ulb.ac.be/atm/ Prof. Gérard Degrez Chef de service/Head of Department gdegrez@ulb.ac.be - Phone : +32 2 650 26 48 Prof. Alessandro Parente Assistant Professor Alessandro.Parente@ulb.ac.be - Phone : +32 2 650 26 80 10 Strée – December 11th 2012