Welcome to the Biomass conversion technologies database which you can access underneath! 

Through the underneath table users can access the database on lignocellulosic biomass conversion technologies characteristics (click on the number in last column). The data included in this database are feeding the Bio2Match, the BeWhere and the LocaGIStics tools all accessible via the main menu in this toolset under 'Tools'. accessible under the ‘Tool'  tab in the main menu above. In the process of creating the database it was ensured to take up the technologies relevant for producing the products described in the product market combinations in WP7 and that were the basis for assessing 2020 and 2030 biomass demand and consumption levels (see Tab 'General data' ---> 'Biomass demand'. For heat, power and fuels, several technologies are available in the database, while for other bio-based products (especially through the sugar platform) some but fewer conversion technologies are included. This is a representation of the technology readiness levels and the current and expected market situation for these products.

In the underneath table an overview is provided of all technologies included in the conversion technologies database. To access the detailed technology characterisation sheets in de database click on the technology number in the last column of the table.  To return to the overview table again click on the return arrow

The technologies covered can be classified in 6 main categories: treatment in subcritical water, syngas platform, gasification technologies, fast pyrolysis, direct combustion of solid biomass, chemical pretreatment, biochemical hydrolisis and fermentation and anearobic digestion. For a further description of the biomass conversion technologies database please consult D2.3The method developed in S2BIOM for minimal biomass quality requirement for each biomass conversion technology is described in D2.1 and  D2.2.

Conversion technologies Conversion technologies

Output capacity Common biomass input Technology readiness level Number
Fast pyrolysis Pyrolysis plus boiler for heat and steam Pyrolysis oil to steam Heat (25 MWth) Level 9, System ready for full scale deployment 39
Biochemical ethanol and biobased products Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation Ethanol from lignocellulose (dilute acid pretreatment), value chain example Power (13.7 MWe), Ethanol (27.5 m3/hour) Cereals straw, Maize stover Level 8, System integrated in commercial design 65
Oleochemical processing Transesterification Transesterification for FAME production Pyrolysis oil (2.7125 m3/hour) Oil from Camelina, Oil from Ethiopian Mustard seed 83
Direct combustion of solid biomass Waste incinerators with energy recovery Grate fired waste incinerator Power (10 MWe), Heat (25 MWth) Hazardous post consumer wood, Non hazardous post consumer wood, Biowaste as part of integrally collected municipal waste: Biodegradable waste of not separately collected municipal waste (excluding textile and paper) Level 9, System ready for full scale deployment 32