// Conversion of biogenic residues

Since 2001, ZSW has been active in the field of thermochemical biomass conversion in fluidised bed reactors. Making use of its high-quality laboratory infrastructure, ZSW has focused on developing innovative processes to convert mineral-rich substitute fuels, such as biogenic residues. Selecting the sufficient fluidised bed material is the key to successful commercial implementation. ZSW’s expertise in this area covers the selection, testing and application of reactive fluidised bed materials on a MWth scale.

Range of services

  • Research on the applicability of substitute fuels in the fluidised bed process
  • Selection, development and recommendation of reactive fluidised bed materials


  • Fluidised bed test platform up to 20 kWth fuel thermal input
  • High-temperature rheometer test bench with proRheo R180 rotational viscosimeter
  • Ball mill for identifying the resistance of fluidised bed materials
  • High-temperature furnaces for the preparation of fuels and fluidised bed materials
  • Analysis of the particle size distribution


Dr. Jochen Brellochs
+49 711 78 70-211