The EU-funded SmartCHP project will design a novel small-scale cogeneration engine using biomass to produce heat and electricity. The main novelty is the use of fast pyrolysis bio-oil from different biomass types in a converted diesel engine, which has been chosen for its high electrical efficiency. Integrated with variable renewables such as wind and solar, the new system will generate power from biomass when the electricity provided by wind and sun is unavailable, thereby, securing the supply of renewables.

SmartCHP (Grant No 815259) is coordinated by B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV with a budget of 4M€ and will be completed in November 2023.

Dowel is leading the exploitation activities.

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