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DEMOnstration of large SOFC system fed with biogas from WWTP

Objective

Energy Context and EU position
The “Europe 2020” strategy promotes the shift towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon economy to achieve sustainable growth. The European policies on energy and sustainability are thus contributing to the diversification of the primary energy mix and to the introduction of distributed power technologies with high efficiency and low carbon emissions. ,
From the point of view of energy policy, the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan for 2020 identifies Strategic Technologies Focus on the following priorities:
• Energy Efficiency: high efficiency conversion devices represent elements of a higher efficiency portfolio
• Renewable Energy: traditional RES (solar, wind, hydro) but also biogenous fuels (biogas, bio-syngas, bio-fuels) and new synthetic vectors (H2, synthetic NG,….)
• Carbon capture and storage: mitigation of CO2 emissions (related to efficient energy conversion devices, and improved adoption of RES fuels) and CO2 recovery
• Smart Grid: large topic, in which several technologies are included (energy storage, ICT intelligence of the grid, prosumer….), among which the concept of distributed CHP plant gets an important role
DEMOSOFC objectives
1. DEMO and deep analysis of an innovative solution of distributed CHP system based on SOFC, with high interest in the industrial/commercial application representing the best solution in the sub-MW distributed CHP in terms of efficiency and emissions
2. DEMO of a distributed CHP system fed by a biogenous CO2 neutral fuel: biogas from anaerobic digestion
3. DEMO in a real industrial installation
4. DEMO of the high achievements of such systems: electrical efficiency, thermal recovery, low emissions, plant integration, economic interest for best use of renewable fuels in a future of decreasing incentives
5. EXPLOITATION and BUSINESS analysis of replication of this type of innovative energy systems
6. DISSEMINATION of the high interest (energy and economic) of such systems

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/energy conversion
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation/combined heat and power
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 555 000

Participants (4)

CONVION OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 2 631 037,50
Address
Tekniikantie 12
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Società Metropolitana Acque Torino S.p.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 665 437,50
Address
Corso Xi Febbraio 14
10152 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 392 625
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 248 461
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments