Combustion and Gasification of Biomass

Working group ‘Combustion and Gasification of Biomass’

Europe’s dependency on fossil energy sources from crisis regions worldwide is still rising. To minimise the import from those countries, it is vital for Europe to invest in renewable and CO2-free power plant technologies. Substituting coal with biomass is a possibility to shift the energy production towards renewable energy sources. Furthermore, carbon capture and storage (CCS) in conventional processes also play an important role.

The research of the Chair Energy Process Engineering focuses therefore on the combustion and gasification of biomass and coal in fluidised bed reactors and on the development of an allothermal gasification process using a Biomass Heatpipe Reformer.

The Chair is provided with impressive experimental equipment. Additionally to the experiments, CFD‑simulations (FLUENT) and calculations for cycle processes (Aspen Plus, IPSEpro) provide information about e.g. the melting behaviour of ashes, the kinetics of the pyrolysis and the gasification process as well as the integration of innovative energy storage technologies with combined heat and power (CHP) plants.

The working group ‘Combustion and Gasification of Biomass’ is led by Dipl.-Ing. Dominik Müller.


CFD-Simulation, using the software Fluent, of a slugging during a 27 MW biomass combustion (BMWi-Projekt Fuelband)



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Dr.-Ing. Dominik Müller

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Lehrstuhl für Energieverfahrenstechnik