Skip to main content

FLEXIBLE COMBINED PRODUCTION OF POWER, HEAT AND TRANSPORT FUELS FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

Objective

Seasonal solar energy potential and the need for heat and power do not match in Northern and Central European conditions. Consequently, large investments are needed for storing solar energy from summer season to dark winter time. The widely available combined heat and power plants and heating networks should be utilized effectively also in the future energy system. In addition to these challenges, decarbonisation of the transport sector requires massive production of renewable fuels especially for the heavy duty sector: air traffic, ships, heavy duty road vehicles. FLEXCHX project is aiming to present a cost-effective solution to tackle these challenges of the new European energy mix.

Principal ideas of the proposal are:
- A hybrid process that integrates electrolysis to biomass gasification and synthesis is developed and the key enabling technologies of this process are validated to reach TRL5.
- In summer season renewable fuel intermediate (FT-wax) is produced from biomass carbon boosted with solar energy driven electrolysis. A small amount of by-product heat is also produced to cover the summer-time demand for district heating. Biomass consumption is halved compared to the winter time operation and 50 % of the input energy comes from low-cost excess electricity.
- In winter season the plant is operated without the electrolyzer in a way that biomass conversion to liquid fuel intermediate, heat and electricity is maximized.
- Most of the invested plant components are in full use throughout the year, only the electrolysis unit is operated seasonally

Behind FLEXCHX there is a multi-national consortium composed of RTD organizations, industry and SMEs representing the entire value chain. The RTD partners have excellent synergistic competences, while the industrial partners represent lead industries covering the complete value chain from biomass gasification, gas cleaning and fuel synthesis component and plant manufacturers to service providers and end-users.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

See other projects for this call

Sub call

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 493 322,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland

See on map

Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

UAB ENERSTENA
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 230 937,50
Address
Ateities Pl. 30a
52163 Kaunas

See on map

SME

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

Yes
Region
Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INERATEC GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 999 350,00
Address
Siemensallee 84
76187 Karlsruhe

See on map

SME

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

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 457 420,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

See on map

Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELEN OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 111 250,00
Address
Kampinkuja 2
00090 Helsinki

See on map

Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 225 552,50
Address
Breslaujos G. 3
LT-44403 Kaunas

See on map

Region
Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KAUNO ENERGIJA AB
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 93 125,00
Address
Raudondvario Pl 84
47179 Kaunas

See on map

Region
Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NESTE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 153 750,00
Address
Pobox 310
06101 Porvoo

See on map

Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 564 837,50
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5th Floor
EC4A 4AB London

See on map

Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OY BRYNOLF GRONMARK AB
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 160 000,00
Address
Ahventie 4 A 16
02170 Espoo

See on map

SME

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

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00