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FLExible Dimethyl ether production from biomass Gasification with sorption-enhancED processes

Objective

The FLEDGED project will deliver a process for Bio-based dimethyl Ether (DME) production from biomass. The FLEDGED project will combine a flexible sorption enhanced gasification (SEG) process and a novel sorption enhanced DME synthesis (SEDMES) process to produce DME from biomass with an efficient and low cost process.

The primary aim of FLEDGED project is to develop a highly intensified and flexible process for DME production from biomass and validate it in industrially relevant environments. This objective will be accomplished by:
- Experimental validation of the flexible SEG process at TRL5;
- Experimental validation of the flexible SEDMES process at TRL5;
- Evaluation of the full biofuel production chain from energy, environmental, economic, socio-economic and risk point of view;
- Preparation of the ground for future exploitation of the results of the project beyond FLEDGED, by including in the consortium industrial partners along the whole biofuel production chain.

By combining the SEG and the SEDMES processes, the FLEDGED project will validate a plant concept that:
- is characterized by a tremendous process intensification: sorption of CO2 in the gasifier and of water in the DME reactor allows designing an overall process for DME production with only two fundamental steps and with reduced units for syngas conditioning
- allows operating with a wide range of biomass feedstocks
- will be more efficient than competitive processes and expected to have a lower cost, thanks to the reduced number of components, the avoidance or significant reduction of recycles and the avoidance of energy consuming and costly air separation and CO2 separation units
- is capable of producing syngas with tailored composition by adapting the SEG process parameters, which allows coupling with an electrolysis system for converting excess intermittent renewable electricity into a high value liquid fuel

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Net EU contribution
€ 757 125,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 13 500,00

Participants (10)

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

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Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 628 785,46
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Kop van Noord-Holland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 889 452,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 814 295,00
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 454 456,25
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta

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Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Etelä-Karjala
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
QUANTIS
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd

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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
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 249 375,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES - INERIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 359 437,50
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte

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Hauts-de-France Picardie Oise
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SUMITOMO SHI FW ENERGIA OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 219 437,50
Address
Metsaneidonkuja 8
02131 Espoo

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECONWARD TECH, S.L.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 73 750,00
Address
Calle Antonio Maura, Num. 4 Planta Baj
28014 Madrid

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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
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAMES RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 311 875,00
Address
Dr. A. D. Sacharovlaan 2
2405 WB Alphen Aan Den Rijn

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Oost-Zuid-Holland
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 797 840,79
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00