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BioenNW partner visit to see the Pyrofabs under construction

BioenNW partners view Pyrofab Bioenergy demonstrators

Dytecna Environmental was delighted to recently host partners from the EU funded INTERREG IVB BioenNW project to present the progress on the innovative bioenergy demonstrator systems it is constructing for use across North West Europe later this year. The initial ‘Pyrofab’ control and monitoring laboratory – housed in an ISO shipping container – is now complete and the installation of the first Pyroformer™ test system into a second container is well underway. In total, there will be three complete test systems.

Steve Harrison, BioenNW partner representative for Dytecna Environmental , said: “The completion of the first laboratory marks an important step in the programme. We now look forward to the next phase that is the completion of the test cell and fielding of the systems on site with the team partners.”

About the Pyrofab

The Pyrofab is a demonstration system based on the core technology of the Pyroformer™, a patented intermediate pyrolysis system developed by Aston University’s European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI). The system derives fuels in the form of gas and oils by processing organic matter and other materials and provides energy from waste at community and industrial levels.

Each Pyrofab system consists of two parts, one comprising a Pyroformer™ test system which is able to transform waste streams, the second is a control, monitoring and results analysis mobile laboratory. Dytecna is responsible for the overall system design and integration of each part in easily transportable individual ISO shipping containers.

The Pyrofabs are being constructed through the BioenNW project, an initiative that promotes the adoption of small-scale bioenergy schemes in the UK, France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The Pyrofabs will be testing a wide variety of materials and are initially to be used by members of the BioenNW team at various locations across Northern Europe.

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