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Cost-effective transformation of a Highly-Efficient, Advanced, Thermal Ultra-SuperCritical coal-fired power plant into a CHP by retrofitting and integrating an ARBAFLAME biomass upgrading process.

Objective

In the ARBAHEAT project an existing 731 MWe Ultra-SuperCritical coal-fired power plant will be transformed into a biomass-fired Combined Heat and Power plant by repowering with thermally-treated biomass produced on-site. This demonstration encompasses: (1) Transformation into CHP: This will be demonstrated by delivering a minor amount of heat to the on-site biomass treatment process, while envisaging large-volume heat delivery to nearby industry. This will provide renewable local heat, enhancing the overall efficiency of the plant from 46% electricity-only to 70-90% in CHP mode, (2) Biomass feedstock: An integrated thermal pre-treatment process will enable utilisation of diverse sustainable biomass feedstock. This will minimise investment and operating cost while broadening the possibilities in term of geographical feedstock sourcing and quality (3) Biomass pre-treatment: The thermal biomass upgrading process of ARBAFLAME will deliver biomass fuel with handling and milling characteristics approaching that of coal, allowing for retrofitting with minimal adaptations to the existing power plant. The technical capacity of the demonstration plant will allow for maximum flexibility in upscaling the technology for future replication, (4) Integration into power plant: The biomass pre-treatment and heat delivery system will be physically integrated within the existing power plant. Eliminating several cost and energy intensive steps (steam production, pelletizing) will be investigated, towards more cost-effective final design. This demonstration of an integrated very low-costs concept in large-scale energy production will pave the way to subsequent multiplication in commercial industrial projects, thus increasing the EU capacity for renewable power and heat generation. The renewable ARBAHEAT solution therefore has the potential to significantly contribute to the replacement of fossil-fuel in the heat and power sectors and increase the decarbonisation of the energy market.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-SingleStage

Coordinator

PNO CONSULTANTS BV
Net EU contribution
€ 392 353,94
Address
Laan Van Zuid Hoorn 15
2289 DC Rijswijk
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 168 151,69
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
 

Participants (12)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CLOUDSELLING BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 54 114,82
Address
Laan Van Zuid Hoorn 15
2289 DC Rijswijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 23 192,06
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
 
ENGIE ENERGIE NEDERLAND NV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 470 181,25
Address
Grote Voort 291
8041 BL Zwolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 201 506,25
Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Noord-Overijssel
 
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ENGIE ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 83 000,75
Address
Boulevard Simon Bolivar 34
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 35 571,75
Region
Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
 
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 181 412,50
Address
Rodestraat 125
1630 Linkebeek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
ARBAFLAME AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 9 710 050,00
Address
Henrik Ibsens Gate 90
0255 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 161 450,00
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 826 421,25
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 808 750,00
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 630 250,00
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
HAVENBEDRIJF ROTTERDAM NV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Wilhelminakade 909
3072 AP Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 122 562,50
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 328 488,75
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POWER PLANT ROTTERDAM BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 4 723 024,44
Address
Grote Voort 291
8041 BL Zwolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 024 153,33
Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Noord-Overijssel
 
ENGIE SERVICES NEDERLAND NV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 54 600,00
Address
Kosterijland 20
3980 CE Bunnik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 23 400,00
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht