Project Description

Chemical Challenges in combustion of biomass and waste derived fuels

Biomass and waste derived fuels differ in many ways from the conventional fossil fuels such as coal used in combustion processes. Their special properties may cause several challenges to their use in combustion processes. These challenges are connected to the fate and chemistry of the many minor constituents and impurities of these fuels in the combustion process.

Dr Mikko Hupa is a Chemical Engineering Professor at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. His research group works in close collaboration with the boiler manufacturing and power industry. The work ranges from laboratory scale experiments and modelling to sampling and in-furnace  measurements in large scale power boilers. The work has resulted in some 50 PhD Theses and 350 journal publications. Dr Hupa is a Fellow of the Combustion Institute.