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Institute of Bioenergy and Resource Efficiency

The energetic utilisation of biomass and the optimisation of material and energy flows are the focus of our scientific work.

We are working on the clean and efficient energy supply of the future in the field of alternative fuels, combustion research and resource efficiency. Together with our partners in the business and science sectors, we design products that are environmentally-friendly and also strengthen Switzerland's status as a location for business.

Our institute is jointly supported by the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI – the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland. We are also part of the national Competence Centre for Energy Research SCCER Biosweet.

Skills

Selected projects

Retrofit wood gas burner

A research team at FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland is developing a wood gas burner with which old oil-fired heating ...

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Autarky toilet

The aim of the Autarky toilet is to completely dispose of faecal matter in any location – even without an external energy source or any connections to a sewage ...

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Electrodynamic fragmentation of electronic scrap

Electronic devices are becoming increasingly complex and compact. This complicates the recycling process – which is why there are plans to introduce new and ...

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Wood dust burner for asphalt mixing plants

The aim is for the wood dust burner to be an environmentally friendly alternative to the pulverised coal burners currently used in asphalt mixing plants.

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Testing centre for wood-fired heating systems

As the only facility of its kind in Switzerland, the testing centre for wood-fired heating systems carries out type certification tests (safety and emission tests) for boilers and room heaters for solid fuels.

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Contact

Prof.
Prof. Dr. Timothy Griffin Head of Institute of Bioenergy and Resource Efficiency FHNW Telephone : +41 56 202 74 36 E-Mail : timothy.griffin@fhnw.ch

School of Engineering

School of Engineering FHNW Klosterzelgstrasse 2 5210 Windisch
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