a private company founded in 1992 by a consortium of several Swedish companies
and the firmís own personnel. TPS inherited the experience and know-how
acquired over 15 years by the Department of Energy and Environment in Studsvik (patent of the circulating fluidised bed concept,
biomass gasification...). TPS† carries
out large scale projects related to wood-fuel in Europe and throughout the world.
It focuses on clean and high efficiency methods for energy conversion.
- Basic and industrial research in the following
. development of processes and products.
. trials and monitoring of pilot projects.
- Commercial launching of new technologies (licences,
- Surveys in the fields of energy and environment
Region of operation and
fields of application
. All countries.
to improve the performances of urban district heating networks in Sweden
(Research Programme for Municipal Heat Producers), which aims to optimise
various technologies such as pulverised bed burners, control of circulating
fluidised bed combustion (CFB) and gas throat burners.
production project in the UK (Yorkshire) based on atmospheric gasification
combined cycle, including the planting of 2 000 hectares of fast-growing
willows (ARBRE/THERMIE project) in collaboration with Yorkshire Environmental,
a subsidiary of Yorkshire Water.
production project in Brazil in collaboration with Brazilian Consortium, Global
Environment, Facility Fund and the World Bank.
References and publications
of the CFB patent by several manufacturers :
. Kvaerner Generator, Sweden (Boden Community, 20 MWth, 1985).
. Babcock and Wilcox, USA (several wood plants, power
ranging from 50 to 75 MWth).
- Heat and power production via Gasification
in the range of 5 to 50 MWe, Interlaken,
Switzerland, May 11-15th 1992.
two issues a year.