Speeding innovation for industry
CEA Tech research for the forestry and wood industries focuses on use of resources rather than on production and harvesting.
CEA Tech wood energy research targets the development of innovative gasification processes and combined heat and power (CHP) generation. CEA Tech researchers are also developing processes like pyrolysis and torrefaction to produce biofuels that could replace fossil-based fuels.
In terms of wood as a construction material, CEA Tech leverages both numerical modelling and laboratory experimentation to study heat and moisture transfer, modular construction techniques, prefabricated facades, and more.
Finally, CEA Tech investigates wood as a bio-based raw material for green chemistry applications, such as the production of phenols from lignin.
Industrial equipment manufacturer Leroux et Lotz Technologies turned to Liten, a CEA Tech institute, to design and build a complete sample collection and analysis system for gasification reactors. The system was installed on Leroux et Lotz’ test reactor in Nantes, France.
CEA Tech services for the forest products industry.
How to collaborate with CEA Tech teams ?
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.