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The Demonstration of Waste Biomass to Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen

Deliverables

Feedstock composition and system mass/energy balance

Feedstock composition and system mass/energy balance. To determine feedstock composition and mass/energy balances to inform design specifications and reactor design limits. This task will also establish mass and energy balances for the system to understand flowrates, and process heat/cooling demands. Results and operational experience from a dedicated 30kg/h pilot plant at FRA will be used as guidelines for the design. To be carried out until M4. Refers to task 2.1

Map and quantification of all inputs and outputs for TCR 300 and integrated TCR/PSA/HDO plant

Map and quantification of all inputs and outputs for TCR 300 and integrated TCR/PSA/HDO plant. Data will be collected from demonstration-scale facilities (WP 3 and 4) to quantify relevant energy and material inputs and outputs of the TCR/PSA/HDO system and create an inventory referred to the functional unit. The data will be used to map the inputs and outputs of each process which will be used for the LCA modelling. This is to be completed between months 10-15. Refers to task 6.3

Definition of scope of sustainability metrics

Definition of scope of sustainability metrics. The will define the scope of the LCA in order to determine the methods and the choices that will be adopted during the study. This is to be completed between months 5 and 10. Refers to task 6.2

Catalogue of regulatory issues

Catalogue of regulatory issues. An intelligence and preparatory action aimed at collecting and sharing specific knowledge to better implement project actions and successful solutions delivered by the project in the follow up. The final output is a document and a highly informative, easy to use and simple database. The results will be instrumental to T8.2 and T8.3. This is to be completed in months 3 and 14. Refers to task 8.4

State of the art LCA model for TCR application selected

State of the art LCA model for TCR application selected. Establishment of state of the art LCA approaches applied to bio-refinery systems will be assessed and taken into consideration for the selection process. A full LCA review publication will be disseminated through this task. This will be completed between months 1 and 6. Refers to task 6.1

Business potential analysis report

Business potential analysis report This will build on the scenario analysis from T72 to deliver estimates of the business potential of the technology The analysiswill be complemented by a comprehensive assessment of competing technologies for similar feedstock to product value chains The results from Tasks 7173 will be summarised in a Business Potential Report The report will be developed with the support and input from ENG and FRA This will be complted between months 42 and 57

Map of scenarios for alternative use of feedstocks

Map of scenarios for alternative use of feedstocks. Scenarios analysing of alternative uses of the feedstock will be generated together with the feedstock suppliers. This is to be completed between months 10-15. Refers to task 6.3

Full ash characterization in terms of heavy metals

Full ash characterization in terms of heavy metals Ash from the plant as receivedas well as post gasification will be fully characterized in terms of their heavy metal concentrations To be completed between months 41 and 52 Refers to task 46

Description of consumer perceptions towards synthetic fuel products

Description of consumer perceptions towards synthetic fuel products. A set of socio-economic indicators will be defined in order to evaluate the socio-economic impacts of the project. The methodology will be based on the Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment developed by SETAC. This is to be completed between months 18 and 40. Refers to task 5.1

Hosted TO-SYN-FUEL demonstration days

Hosted TO-SYN-FUEL demonstration days. Direct engagement with stakeholders will be sought via a series of demonstration days, in order to give a live demonstration of the working plant to potential early adopters of the technology and to all the actors of the supply chain. At least 2 demonstration days will be organized (in Hohenburg) to present the TCR technology once the pilot plant will be operative.This is to be completed between months 26 and 54. Refers to task 9.5

Branding materials

Visual identity and project branding material. All partners will be provided with these materials and will be asked to distribute it at events, workshops and all other opportunities to raise awareness on the project. This is to be completed between months 1 and 4 and refers to task 9.2

Fully assembled integrated plant

Fully assembled and integrated plant. Integrated plant component fabrication and reactor assembly incl. auxiliaries and containerised housing. This will involve the procurement of key reactor auxiliary components, housing, motors, gaskets, valves, instrumentation gauges as well as fabrication of the main plant components. The assembly of the unit incl. fabrication of specialized components and further auxiliary components. This is to be completed between months 8 and 46. Refers to task 2.7

Website and social media feeds online

Website and social media feeds online. A project’s website will be published by month 3, in order to raise awareness about the project’s activities. All the website content will be promoted via social media (mainly linkedin and twitter) and electronic newsletter Social media engagement will be sought also through the launch of initiatives such as hashtags to engage with the general public, surveys and spontaneous public consultations among social media users (mainly Linkedin, Twitter). This will be completed between months 1 and 3 and refers to task 9.3

Publications

Synthetic fuels and green hydrogen from organic waste biomass

Author(s): Robert Daschner
Published in: Open Access Government, January 2019, 2019, Page(s) 1, ISSN 2516-3817
Publisher: Adjacent Digital Politics Ltd

Thermo-Catalytic Reforming (TCR®) in demonstration scale to convert biogenic residues into different products for a low carbon economy

Author(s): Robert Daschner
Published in: Open Access Government, January 2020, 2020, Page(s) 2, ISSN 2516-3817
Publisher: Adjacent Digital Politics Ltd

The implementation of a green waste valorisation technology to produce value-added products from sewage sludge

Author(s): Robert Daschner
Published in: Open Access Government, April 2019, 2019, Page(s) 2, ISSN 2516-3817
Publisher: Adjacent Digital Politics Ltd

Fully assembled & integrated plant to produce advanced biofuels

Author(s): Robert Daschner
Published in: Open Access Government, April 2022, 2022, Page(s) 2, ISSN 2516-3817
Publisher: Adjacent Digital Politics Ltd

TO-SYN-FUEL, The Demonstration of Waste Biomass to Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen, European Commission Horizon2020 programme

Author(s): Robert Daschner, Thorsten Hornung, Miloud Ouadi, Christopher Tuck, Stefano Capaccioli
Published in: Impact, 2018/6, 2018, Page(s) 73-75, ISSN 2398-7073
Publisher: Science Impact Ltd
DOI: 10.21820/23987073.2018.6.73

To-Syn-Fuel Project Implements a New Integrated Process to Produce Synthetic Fuels

Author(s): Hornung, A., Daschner, R., Eder, S., Ouadi, M., Jahangiri, H., Graute, L., Zhou, J., Lieftink, D., Grassi, A., Capaccioli, S., Contin, A., Righi, S., Marazza, D., Lama, V., Rapone, I., Langley, M., Tuck, C., Claret Carles, A.
Published in: 29th EUBCE - 2021, Proceedings, July 2021, annually, 2021, Page(s) 10, ISBN 978-88-89407-21-9
Publisher: ETA s.r.l.
DOI: 10.5071/29theubce2021-bp.1.2

To-Syn-Fuel Project to Convert Sewage Sludge in Value-Added Products

Author(s): Hornung, A., Daschner, R., Ouadi, M., Zhou, J., Lieftink, D., Grassi, A., Capaccioli, S., Contin, A., Righi, S., Marazza, D., Baioli, F., Rapone, I., Langley, M., Tuck, C., Claret, A., Bastos, Proceedings, J.
Published in: 28th EUBCE - 2020, Proceedings, September 2020, annually, 2020, Page(s) 6, ISBN 978-88-89407-20-2
Publisher: ETA s.r.l.
DOI: 10.5071/28theubce2020-3bo.11.4

To-Syn-Fuel: Turning Sewage Sludge into Fuels and Hydrogen

Author(s): Hornung, A., Apfelbacher, A., Daschner, R., Jäger, N., Ouadi, M., Hornung, T., Möbus, M., de Wit, E., Capaccioli, S., Contin, A., Righi, S., Marazza, D., Miglio, R., Peltenburg, A., Tuck, C., Sijstermans, L., Bastos, J.
Published in: 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) - 2018, Proceedings, July 2018, annually, 2018, Page(s) 4, ISBN 978-88-89407-18-9
Publisher: ETA s.r.l.
DOI: 10.5071/26thEUBCE2018-3DO.6.5

Life cycle assessment applied to biofuels from sewage sludge: definition of system boundaries and scenarios

Author(s): Serena Righi, Filippo Baioli, Diego Marazza, Roberto Porcelli, Andrea Contin
Published in: Proceedings of the 12th Italian LCA Network Conference, Messina, 11-12th June 2018, November 2018, Annually, 2018, Page(s) 10, ISBN 978-88-8286-372-2
Publisher: ENEA

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculations of Biofuel from Municipal Sewage Sludge: a Comparison of Assessment Tools

Author(s): Baioli, F., Marazza, D., Valmori, G., Righi, S.
Published in: 29th EUBCE - 2021, Proceedings, July 2021, annually, 2021, Page(s) 5, ISBN 978-88-89407-21-9
Publisher: ETA-Florence Renewable Energies
DOI: 10.5071/29theubce2021-4av.5.5

Thermo-catalytic Reforming (TCR®) in Demonstration Scale - Experiences from Scale Up

Author(s): Daschner, R., Apfelbacher, A., Walberer, J., Hornung, A.
Published in: 27th EUBCE - 2019, Proceedings, July 2019, annually, 2019, Page(s) 4, ISBN 978-88-89407-19-6
Publisher: ETA-Florence
DOI: 10.5071/27theubce2019-3do.3.1

To-Syn-Fuel Project and the Sustainable Process for Waste Biomass Conversion

Author(s): Hornung, A.; Daschner, R.; Eder, S.; Apfelbacher, A.; Ouadi, M.; Jahangiri, H.; Majewski, A.; Graute, L.; Zhou, J.; Lieftink, D.; Grassi, A.; Capaccioli, S.; Contin, A.; Righi, S.; Marazza, D.; Lama, V.; Macrelli, S.; Rapone, I.; Chiaberge, S.; Langley, M.; Tuck, C.; Claret Carles, A.
Published in: 30th EUBCE - 2022, Proceedings, July 2022, annually, 2022, Page(s) 8
Publisher: ETA s.r.l.

Thermo-Catalytic Reforming (TCR)–An important link between waste management and renewable fuels as part of the energy transition

Author(s): Andreas Hornung, Hessam Jahangiri, Miloud Ouadi, Christopher Kick, Lisa Deinert, Benedikt Meyer, Jan Grunwald, Robert Daschner, Andreas Apfelbacher, Martin Meiller, Stefan Eder
Published in: Applications in Energy and Combustion Science, 2666352X, 2022, Page(s) 12, ISSN 2666-352X
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaecs.2022.100088

Pore development during CO2 and H2O activation associated with the catalytic role of inherent inorganics in sewage sludge char and its performance during the reforming of volatiles

Author(s): Agnieszka Korus, Juan-Pablo Gutierrez, Andrzej Szlęk, Jacek Jagiello, Andreas Hornung
Published in: Chemical Engineering Journal, 13858947, 2022, Page(s) 13, ISSN 1385-8947
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.137298