Project Description

Laser-Based Monitoring of Fugitive Gases

Project period: 09/2015 - 08/2016

To date, there exists no standard laser technique to quantify fugitive atmospheric emissions from biogas plants and other industrial sources. Current research identifies open path spectrometry together with inverse dispersion modeling as a powerful technique for  ugitive emission quantification. The objective of this project is to develop a user-friendly “plug-andplay” system for fugitive emissions  onitoring. Boreal Laser’s new spectrometer will be modified and  ntegrated with a dispersion algorithm to enable the quantification of fugitive emission from industrial sources such as biogas plant. DBFZ will then test the system and work on its optimization. This will lead to an emissions measurement protocol that should become a standard emissions measurement tool for service providers. This project will be  art of the larger EU ERA-NET Bioenergy Project.

Boreal Laser Inc.

Location: Edmonton, Canada
Founded: 1996
Products: Laser-based gas detectors/greenhouse gas monitors

Boreal Laser develops and builds laser-based gas
detectors. Gas leak detection is the process of identifying
potentially hazardous gas leaks using sensors. The company’s
systems monitor and quantify gas emissions in large spaces
like gas plants, landfill sites and agricultural operations, where
the emissions can come from multiple sources. Boreal Laser’s
detection technology can do this for critical hazardous gas or
toxic gas detection applications, including greenhouse gas
emissions. If a critical gas level is reached, an alert is sent to
alarms and cell phones with situation specific details available
on a website. The company’s GasFinder systems have grown
into a family of high precision industrial monitoring solutions
for any scale of operation and have become an accepted
technology in 40 countries to date.

Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH (DBFZ)

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Location: Leipzig, Germany
Founded: 2008
Research area: Bioenergy Systems, Biochemical Conversion, Thermo-chemical Conversion and Biorefineries

The Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ) has the task of advancing the development of suitable technical solutions in the field of bioenergy. The Federal German Government represented by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is the sole shareholder of the DBFZ. The scientific task of the (DBFZ) is to comprehensively support the efficient establishment of biomass as a valuable resource for sustainable energy supply within the scope of applied research and to drive it forward, both theoretically and practically. The establishment and integration of biomass in the range of existing energy sources takes place with simultaneous inclusion of technical, ecological, economic, social and energy management aspects along the whole usage chain, i.e. from production through to supply and use. In addition, the DBFZ is to draw up sound decision-making aids for politicians.