RDI projects


Project Information
NameDevelopment and assessment of energy production solutions based on renewable pyrolysis fuel oil utillization
ContactJukka Huttunen
DescriptionThere is currently new business emerging in the Eastern Finland utilizing pyrolysis process in the production of heating oil. However, at the moment the emissions from the thermal utilization of these renewable pyrolysis oils are not known. In addition, for small scale boiler units in general, there is a great need for development of cost-efficient emission control technologies. In the North-Savonia area, there are unique possibilities to develop solutions for these issues via cooperation between University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Savonia) and companies, as they possess state-of-the-art facilities for experimental research on combustion processes and emission formation as well as expertise in the field.

The aims of this project are to produce knowledge and skills, needed by the companies, regarding the utilization of
renewable pyrolysis oils in energy production. These include issues such as fuel usability, flue gas emissions, and
emission control solutions. In addition, the project aims to strengthen the research and development (R&D) capabilities of UEF and Savonia related to combustion processes. This is done by increasing collaboration, developing joint activities, increasing international reputation, and developing competencies to offer R&D services.

The combustion R&D facilities at Savonia and UEF will be used to carry out experiments to determine pyrolysis fuel oil usability (e.g. storing, combustion properties, slagging, fouling and corrosion problems), emissions, and the
applicability of different emission control technologies. The applicability of commonly used flue gas after-treatment
technologies, and a novel flue gas scrubber will be piloted during the project. The R&D facilities of UEF and Savonia
will be strengthened by increasing collaboration and developing joint activities between the facilities, as well as by
marketing and by creating contact networks for potential national and international research and business partners.
The project will advance the utilization of renewable energy and consequently the development of low-carbon society. First, the project will generate knowledge, needed by companies and authorities, on the energy-use of pyrolysis oils in regards to utilization, planning and legislation. Second, the project will produce information on the applicability of a novel flue gas scrubbing technology for pyrolysis oil boilers. Third, the project will develop collaboration and joint activies between the R&D facilities of UEF and Savonia, regarding combustion processes, thus strengthening the competencies of the units to carry out challenging R&D projects in future.
PartnersHanketta toteuttavat Itä-Suomen yliopisto (koordinoija) ja Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu.
Funded byEAKR Flat Rate 2014-2020