Welcome to the MixBioPells project

MixBioPells - Market Implementation of Extraordinary Biomass Pellets

According to the worldwide rising energy demand and the increased ambitious climate protection targets, the use of biomass for combustion will gain even more importance than it already has. At the time especially in Europe small-scale combustion units (20 to 200 kW) are used almost only with high quality wood fuels. Since nowadays wood is getting more scarce caused by the growing demand in material and the energetic use, alternative solid biofuels, like low quality wood, straw or olive press cake, are experiencing growing interest for energetic use.

In most of the European countries, first activities in industrial as well as in public sectors have been started to integrate these alternative biofuels. Furthermore, for the mentioned range of performance, pelletized fuels seem to have the best chances due to their vantages like high energy density, similar physical characteristics, easy handling and efficient transportation. However, the market integration of alternative biomass pellets is still blocked by various constraints. Therefore, the target of this project is to identify the constraints and drivers in detail and to find promising market introduction concepts for enhancing the market relevance of alternative pellets in Europe. 

Funded by Intelligent Energy EU programme (2010-2012), the MixBioPells project providing up-to-date market information for alternative biomass pellets based on comprehensive data collection all over Europe.

Key Publications

Leaflet of the MixBioPells Project - Download
Final report - Download
Initiators Handbook - Download
Report on the labelling concept - Download
Critical review on pelletising and combustion technologies - Download
Biomass report - Download
Cost analysis - Download
Best Practice Examples for the production and combustion of alternative and mixed biomass pellets - Download
Regional Networking Activities Germany - Report1 (German)
Regional Networking Activities Germany – Report2 (German)


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