This project explores the potential of using waste forest residues to create a renewable solid fuel.

Project Insights

  • €49,060

    Total Project Costs
  • 1 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2017

    Year Funded

Project Description

The main objective of this project is to investigate and validate the pilot scale production of solid wood fuel products (briquettes & pellets) from forest thinning's. The project also intends to evaluate the economic and supply chain feasibility of converting a large volume of waste thinning's into a valuable renewable fuel. The project lead – Dowmann Ltd, are supported by Coillte and Teagasc and this work will build on SEAI's bioenergy supply chain report that estimated the energy potential of forest thinning's at 117,608 toe/year by 2030.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €49,060

Funding Agency: SEAI

Year Funded: 2017

Lead Organisation: Dowmann Ltd

Partner Organisation(s): N/A

Robert Dowdall

Lead Researcher

Expertise: Engineering; Renewable Energy; Technology Commercialisation; Sustainable Biomass; Thermochemical Processes;