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Prof. Dr. Herbert Pfeifer
Georesources and Materials Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.01.2016 to 31.12.2019
EU contribution:
5.465.728 euros


Renewable residential heating with fast pyrolysis bio-oil


The overall objective of Residue2Heat is to enable the utilization of sustainable, ash rich biomass and residues in residential heating applications (20-200 kWth) to provide sustainable heat at a competitive price. In this concept, various 2nd generation agricultural, and forestry residue streams are converted into a liquid energy carrier near the biomass origin at an economic viable scale of 15-30 MWth using the fast pyrolysis process.


  • BTG Biomass Technology Group B.V., Netherlands
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, Finland
  • Meku Energie Systeme GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • BTG Bioliquids B.V., Netherlands
  • Universität Innsbruck, Austria
  • OWI Oel-Wärme Institut GmbH, Germany