BIO-SNGProject reference: 19895
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV
Demonstration of the production and utilization of Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) from solid biofuels
Total cost:EUR 8 464 199
EU contribution:EUR 2 875 157
Topic(s):SUSTDEV-1.1.5 - Alternative motor fuels
Call for proposal:FP6-2004-TREN-3
Funding scheme:STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
Methane derived from solid biofuels is an important option for achieving the political goal for an increased use of alternative motor fuels. The biomass methanation has already been demonstrated on the small scale. And methane can easily be feed into the existing Natural Gas infrastructure, and can then be used with available technology, in particular within vehicle fleets. Although this option has been explicitly encouraged by the EC Directive 2003/55/EC so far no R&D-focus has been put on this.
Thus, the objective of this project is it to realise and demonstrate the production of Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) from solid biofuels within an innovative, large scale gasification plant to be built in Austria and to applicate this motor fuel in energy efficient vehicles (WTW).