BIOENERGY 2020+ GmbH
BE2020 is the scientific backbone of the Austrian biomass industry. Its major fields of activities are biomass combustion (divided into small-scale and medium- to large-scale systems), biomass gasification, and modelling and simulation. Liquid biofuel research was introduced quite recently as a novel research field.
The corporate objective of BE2020 is pre-competitive research and development in the area of "energetic biomass use". Our research covers the entire value-added chain, i.e. the biofuel production including the logistics, the energetic conversion process, the ecological interrelationships and the holistic (also economic) consideration of the topic as a whole.
More than 50 scientists are currently working at BE2020. The combustion branch covers the majority of project volume with three principal fields of interest: development of combustion systems, development of CHP systems, and development of novel solid bio fuels and the respective logistic chains. Industry co-operations are very close. For instance in the area of small-scale biomass combustion systems the co-operating companies cover approximately 65% of the central European small-scale biomass boiler market.
The BE2020 headquarter is located in Graz. A branch location is situated in Wieselburg. The AFO activities will be performed by members of the Wieselburg team.