Biorefinery laboratory

Staff Members

Prans Brazdausks's picture
Leading Researcher
Daniela Godiņa's picture
Research Assistant
Juris Grīniņš's picture
Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Aigars Pāže's picture
Leading Researcher, Member of Scientific Council, Project Manager
Māris Puķe's picture
Leading Researcher, Member of Scientific Council, Project Manager
Ramūnas Tupčiauskas's picture
Leading Researcher, Member of Scientific Council, Project Manager
Aivars Žūriņš's picture
Leading Researcher, Project Manager

Laboratory contact information


Work in the laboratory focuses on three key areas in biomass treatment technologies: new materials processing, development of new biomass treatment and processing technologies and solid fuel standard tests. Research area is related to biomass thermal and chemical processing, including physical activation, fast and slow pyrolysis, torrefication, hydrothermal treatment, densification and extraction underpinned by detailed analytical quantitative and qualitative characterisation, mechanical testing, feasibility studies and practical tests on laboratory scale units. These approaches are used to ensure that the technologies under development are optimised, economically more promising and appropriate for manufacturing.

Biomass and its products physical, chemical  and mechanical analysis according to EN 1860 requirements: moisture, ash, heat of combustion, bulk density, mechanical durability, ash melting point, granulometric analysis, fixed carbon and volatiles content, elemental analysis (C, H, N, O, S and Cl)

Aktīvs | Nanostrukturētas aktīvās ogles superkondensatoru elektrodiem | 2014/0043/2DP/ | Aivars Žūriņš

Equipment in use:

Analytical and measuring equipment: Solid fuel tests standard equipment, Titrator, UV spectrophotometer, „Parr” Oxygen bomb, Synapt MS, Acquity LC, APC Polymer chromotograph

Reactors: High pressure Autoclave „Parr”, rotating and stationary slow pyrolysis retorts, fast pyrolysis reactors (ablatic and cyclon type), hidraulic presses, high eficiency distillation column, Intensive mass exchange extraction apparatus