Flexible Bioenergy and System Integration

Role of biorefineries in grid balancing

Due to increasing electricity production from fluctuating renewable sources like wind and solar, the role of bioenergy in the electricity sector should be more flexible to aid grid stabilisation and secure supply. On the other hand, surplus power can be used in biofuels production and biorefinery processes to increase conversion rates and fuels output. Several concepts to produce heat, electricity, fuels and other products in single high-efficiency processing plants are under development. The aim of this workshop is to provide an overview on the flexibility options, get insights into concepts for more flexible biofuel and biopower production, and discuss the challenges and success factors to implement these concepts in energy systems with high shares of renewables; and to explore potential Task 39-Task 44 collaboration opportunities for the next triennium.


Borregaard – the world’s most advanced biorefinery in operation – a peek into our secrets, Gudbrand Rodsrud, Borregaard AS

Dimensions and options of flexible energetic use ofd biomass, Tilman Schildhauer, Paul Scherrer Institut

Flexible hybrid process for combined production of heat, power and renewable feedstock for refineries, Esa Kurkela, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

SynBioPTx to use synergies of the biobased and powerbased routes, Franziska Müller-Langer, Kati Görsch, Lilli Sophia Röder, DBFZ