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Converting WASTE to offer flexible GRID balancing Services with highly-integrated, efficient solid-oxide plants

Project description

Turned waste into electricity to sustainably balance the grid

Europe is intent on moving to a circular economy in which waste and pollution are eliminated, products and materials reused and natural systems are regenerated. The idea of circularity can be applied in many ways and to many sectors, especially the energy sector. As we transition away from fossil fuels towards cleaner forms of energy, biomass conversion to syngas is becoming a competitive candidate. The EU-funded WASTE2GRIDS project is contributing to a circular economy by converting bio-wastes in a power plant with power-to-x capability. The team is evaluating several business cases in Europe. The WASTE2GRIDS concept will be a sustainable way for grid balancing with enhanced economic competitiveness of biomass use.

Objective

The overall objective of the Waste2GridS (W2G) project is to identify the most promising industrial pathways of waste gasification and solid-oxide cell (SOC) integrated power-balancing plants (W2G plants in short). The project aims are to perform a preliminary investigation on the long-term techno-economic feasibility of W2G plants to meet different grid-balancing needs and to identify several promising business cases with necessary preconditions. To achieve such goals, an interdisciplinary team is formed by gathering leading research bodies and companies in Europe in the fields of solid-oxide reversible cells (SORC), waste identification, gasification and syngas cleaning, grid operation, and energy/process systems engineering. The results of the project will further enhance the knowledge exchange and interaction among different key players (manufacturers, investors, and research institutions), provide useful guidelines for technology development/deployment and market positioning, increase long-term competitiveness and leadership of relevant industries, and provide knowledge for policy support on W2G plants for a circular economy and for the decarbonisation of European energy systems.

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Net EU contribution
€ 250 000,00
Address
BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 250 000,00

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