Measurement systems for the Biofuels industry
Biomass provides 10% of the global energy supply and electricity generation from biomass and waste is expected to increase by a factor of 4 by 2030. Currently the efficiency of biomass power generation is poor and significant improvements are sought. Increases in efficiency will require significant new technology and accurate real-time measurement of the flow of these highly variable solids will be a key factor in this efficiency improvement. Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT) for example has already been used to measure flow structure and mass flowrate of a number of biofuel solids.