- Consultants E4tech led a consortium delivering ETI’s latest bioenergy project
- This techno-economic analysis reviewed the economic and performance benefits and trade-offs associated with pre-processing bioenergy feedstocks
- Project ran in parallel with another ETI project that was aiming to characterise UK grown feedstocks
E4tech was selected to lead a consortium that delivered the project in ETI’s bioenergy programme - a techno-economic assessment of biomass pre-processing.
This project provided an assessment of the economic and performance trade-offs associated with pre-processing options, and the value they provided compared with more conventional technology improvement approaches.
Pre-processing technologies assessed will include drying, blending, chipping, pelleting, torrefaction and pyrolysis, amongst others. Using process modelling and sensitivity analysis, the project compared different bioenergy system approaches with, and without, pre-processing steps between feedstock production and an energy conversion plant. The analysis used feedstock data from a parallel ETI project that was characterising feedstocks grown in the UK.