Safe Pellets

Bioenergy Europe’s role: Project Partner

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Description:

SafePellets supported the development of quality assurance and safety measures along the biomass pellet supply chain.

 

Objectives:

SafePellets (Safety and quality assurance measures along the pellets supply chain) was performed and funded under the Research for the Benefit of SMEs activity of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union. The consortium consisted of SME-industry partners and research institutes coming from five EU member states, in total 15 partners. The objective of the project was the development of guidelines for quality assurance measures along the pellets supply chain and solutions for safe handling and storage of pellets. In the course of the project methods for the assessment of off-gassing and self-heating shall be developed.

The partners aimed to support international standardisation work by developing guidelines for the safe production, handling, and storage of pellets from different sources. Moreover, partner Firefly plans to develop new sensor solutions to detect fires and off-gases in pellet storages of different scale. The overall findings of SafePellets shall be implemented as quality assurance and safety measures in guidelines serving the European biomass pellets industry and its customers. The partners jointly contributed with their method know-how, their competences in the fields of analytical chemistry and fire protection and their expertise on pellets production, storage and supply chain technology. The associations together with the industry partners will evaluate the proposed guidelines regarding their practical applicability and promote the implementation of novel industrial solutions for mitigation of risks associated with off-gassing and self-heating.

Target Groups:

Safe production, handling, and storage of pellets from different sources, the European biomass pellet industry and its customers.

Project Duration: 2009 – 2011