Biomass and Fossil Fuel Research Alliance (BF2RA)
2017 Targeted Call for Proposals
Closing Deadline for Outline Proposals - 1700 hrs 17th February 2017
BF2RA (The Biomass and Fossil Fuel Research Alliance) operates a programme to support research into the clean and efficient use of biomass and fossil fuels, to build capacity in this area.
Proposals are invited for specific research relating to the following:
- Advanced Flame Monitoring as a Tool to improve Boiler Performance
- Handling and Transport of Compressed Wood Pellets
- Large Plant Asset Management
- Fate of Heavy Metals during Large Scale Combustion
- Materials Challenges
Details of these specific research topics are presented in this document.
The Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum (APGTF) is an industry-led stakeholder group that is not associated with any single interest or source of funding. It provides a consistent, long-term, proactive technology focus for the power generation sector in the UK on the research, development and demonstration activities for fossil fuels, with the main focus on carbon abatement technologies (CATs) including carbon capture and storage (CCS). However, it also provides a focus for associated technologies including: large-scale fossil generation >1MW; heat, including waste heat utilisation; CHP; biomass; hydrogen production from fossil fuels; and environmental control technology.
The objectives of the APGTF are to provide the strategic focus in the UK on near-to-zero and zero emission technologies from fossil fuel, biomass and associated technologies so as to ensure that
- Strategies are developed and implemented within the UK and globally that support the UK's climate change goal of reducing CO2 emissions both within the UK and abroad
- The UK has secure, clean, affordable energy as we become increasingly dependent on imported fuels
- UK industry has the technologies to allow it to take advantage of the UK and global market opportunities that will arise in the power generation sector
- Collaboration and knowledge sharing are promoted in the power generation and energy supply sector
- There is a significant contribution to UK wealth creation