Challenge: Climate change is widely recognised as the most significant challenge facing humanity today, with a strong push needed for uptake of renewable energy. Bioenergy will play an essential role in the energy mix, being one of the few renewables that is not intermittent, but further work is needed in sustainable resource evaluation and cost-efficient mobilisation. Further, to meet our climate obligations, biomass energy with improved conversion efficiency and carbon capture are needed.
Solution: EUCANWin! will increase the viability of the biomass supply chain from forests by involving artificial intelligence; increase the electrical efficiency of combined heat and power through Biomass-fired Top Cycle technology (BTC); and, achieve this in combination with negative carbon emissions.
Duration: April 2021 – March 2025