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Development phases of bio-energy technologies

Infographic | 14-11-2014

The conversion of biomass into the desired product requires specific technology. Some of these technologies are fully developed and easy to apply, such as the combustion of biomass for the supply of heat, or the fermentation of sugars to produce ethanol. Other techniques, particularly those for converting dry biomass into diesel or hydrocarbons, such as methane, are still in a developmental phase. This phase involves four stages:

  • Pilot: Large research setting
  • Demo: Small practical setting
  • Flagship: First large-scale application
  • Commercieel: Proven technology

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