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Integration of particulate abatement, removal of trace elements and tar reforming in one biomass steam gasification reactor yielding high purity syngas for efficient CHP and power plants

Objective

This proposal aims at a compact version of a gasifier by integrating the fluidized bed steam gasification of biomass and the hot gas cleaning and conditioning system into one reactor vessel. Such arrangement will guarantee the conversion of tar, elimination of trace elements and an efficient abatement of the particulate, delivering high purity syngas, suitable to assure a substantial share of power generation even in small- to medium-scale (few MWth) CHP and power plants, and to increase the overall economic revenue, in line with the FP7 energy directives. It is expected that this innovation will provide a concrete contribution to the target fixed in the work programme of reducing the cost of electricity obtained by means of advanced gasification systems below 0.04 €/kWh in 2020. The strategy of the work plan is designed to: (i) carry out systematic investigations into the development of catalytic and sorbent materials and verify their effectiveness to improve gas quality at real gasification conditions with tests at bench- to pilot-scale (up to 100kWth); (ii) evaluate the purity of syngas against existing cleaning and conditioning systems, by means of a “proof of concept” in the Güssing gasification plant, and the compatibility towards advanced power generation systems, by means of electricity production tests with a SOFC unit; (iii) assess technical feasibility of process simplification and intensification actions by means of design and operation of an integrated gasification and hot gas cleaning and conditioning fluidized bed prototype reactor (1 MWth), at a significant scale to provide sufficient and reliable information for industrial applications. This ambitious project relates well to the complementary expertises of applicants. Consortium also includes the stakeholders relevant to assure the necessary impact for dissemination and exploitation of the results, and to promote in the medium term industrial applications for the commercialisation of the innovation.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation/combined heat and power

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA
Address
Piazza Santa Margherita 2
67100 L Aquila
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 288 480
Administrative Contact
Pier Ugo Foscolo (Prof.)

Participants (9)

PALL FILTERSYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 247 680
Address
Planiger Strasse 137
55543 Bad Kreuznach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steffen Heidenreich (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 342 465
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hermann Hofbauer (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA TIMISOARA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 46 500
Address
Piata Victoriei 2
300006 Timisoara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teodor Todinca (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 315 059
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juan Adanez (Dr.)
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
Ul. Mory 8
01 330 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Iwona Lyczkowska-Lizer (Ms.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 346 650
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cincotti (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 280 329
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elke Philippy
BIOMASSE - KRAFTWERK GUESSING GMBH UND CO. KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 87 030
Address
Europastrasse 1
7540 Guessing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Koch (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
France
EU contribution
€ 424 434,80
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laurence Petin (Ms.)