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Truly Carbon Neutral electricity enhanced Synthesis of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from biomass

Objective

CarbonNeutralLNG targets the truly carbon neutral use of biogenic carbon to replace fossil fuels for the transportation sector with renewable electricity enhanced bioLNG. Non-electric transport will depend on liquid and gaseous energy carriers like Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). BioLNG is particularly advantageous as high density liquid fuel for the heavy duty truck and the marine transportation sector. A proposed hybrid catalytic process combines chemical catalytic and biological methanation with electro methanogenesis in order to reduce process complexity and maximise carbon efficiency. Low-cost renewable electricity will be the main driver for reduced marginal costs for the bioLNG’s production.
The experimental work addresses the hybrid catalytic process chain’s main units and focuses on the development and testing of a “Sorption enhanced e-gasifier” (WP1), and additively manufactured “Chemical Catalytic Raw Methanation” reactor (WP2) and the “Biological Methane conditioning” (WP3) by means of biological methanation and electro-methanogensis.
Work packages 4 and 5 will include an “Impact assessment at environmental and socio-economic level” (WP4) and a “Roadmap to replication: market and policy assessment” (WP5). They will mainly address monitoring and avoidance of fugitive methane emissions facing the upcoming Regulation (EU) on “Methane emissions reduction in the energy sector” and will in particular prepare technical and legal recommendations to avoid methane emissions in LNG infrastructures. Artificial Intelligence (AI) based “Advanced Process Control and Scale-up considerations” (WP6) and the operation of the complete process chain will finally provide a proof-of-concept for the proposed process at TRL 3-4.
The work package „Coordination and Dissemination” (WP7) establishes a “Technology transfer and Dissemination Multiplier Board” with stakeholders and policy makers and will include several workshops, conferences and social media communication.

Coordinator

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
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€ 709 062,50
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Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Germany

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Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

Participants (10)

ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
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€ 304 500,00
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
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€ 239 125,00
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova

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Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
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€ 548 410,00
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien

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Wien Wien
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
Electrochaea GmbH
Germany
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€ 436 625,00
Address
Semmelweisstrasse 3
82152 Planegg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
BERTSCH ENERGY GMBH & CO KG
Austria
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€ 86 875,00
Address
Herrengasse 23
6700 Bludenz

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Westösterreich Vorarlberg Bludenz-Bregenzer Wald
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
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€ 236 000,00
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Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz

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Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
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€ 0,00
BALTIC ENERGY INNOVATION CENTRE EK.FOR.
Sweden
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€ 150 750,00
Address
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221 05 Lund

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Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
BEST - BIOENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Austria
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€ 154 375,00
Address
Inffeldgasse 21b
8010 Graz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
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€ 369 187,50
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
AB KLAIPEDOS NAFTA
Lithuania
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€ 71 250,00
Address
Buriu Str 19
91003 Klaipeda

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Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Klaipėdos apskritis
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€ 0,00

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University of Calgary
Canada
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€ 0,00
Address
University Drive Nw 2500
T2N 1N4 Calgary Alberta

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