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Prof. Dr. Herbert Pfeifer
Faculty / Institution:
Georesources and Materials Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.01.2016 to 31.12.2019
EU contribution:
5.465.728 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654650.  


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