This Indo-Swedish co-operation project will investigate the volatiles
released from a biofuel particle under conditions suitable for design
of combustors and gasifiers. The rate of conversion of biofuel char will
also be studied, where attention will be paid to fragmentation and attrition
of the fuel material.
The experimental part of the work will be carried out in India using equipment
installed during a previous Sida project. The two groups together will
evaluate and model the phenomena based on a methodology that has been
developed before, but which has been insufficiently investigated experimentally.
The information produced in the project will serve as a support for modelling
of fuel beds. The co-operation continues the previous Sida project, where
both partners were involved. The work will be conducted by each of the
partners supported by occasional meetings and e-mail communication. Workshops
related to conversion of biomass will be organised.