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Carbon Captured Fuel and Energy Carriers for an Intensified Steel Off-Gases based Electricity Generation in a Smarter Industrial Ecosystem

Objective

C2FUEL project aims to develop energy-efficient, economically and environmentally viable CO2 conversion technologies for the displacement of fossils fuels emission through a concept of industrial symbiosis between carbon intensive industries, power production, and local economy. This concept will be demonstrated at Dunkirk between DK6 combined cycle power plant, Arcelor Mittal steel factory and one of the major European harbor, a solid showcase for future replication.
The CO2 present in the blast furnace gas will be selectively removed and combined with green hydrogen generated by electrolysis fed with renewable electricity to produce two promising energy carriers. It will allow to simultaneously reuse CO2 emission from the steel-making factory, electricity surplus in the Dunkirk area and to improve the operational and environmental performance of the DK6 combined cycle. C2FUEL unique circular approach could contribute to mitigate up to 2,4 Mt CO2 per year.
Key technical and economic challenges to be tackled in the project are high temperature electrolysis, innovative production routes of DME and FA from renewable H2 and captured CO2. The developed processes will be integrated, demonstrated and validated in an industrial relevant environment and the produced fuel will be tested in real end-user systems. Technical-economic-environmental feasibility and societal acceptance will be carried out to ensure the replication potential.
C2FUEL key projected targets are an annual production of 2,4 Mt of formic acid, 100 kt of green hydrogen for seasonal storage using 3,6TWh of renewable electricity and 1,2 Mt of DME with 320 kt of green hydrogen using 11TWh of renewable electricity.
C2FUEL partnership gathers the whole value chain necessary for production and use of CO2 conversion to carbon-captured energy carriers : carbon captured supply, renewable hydrogen and fuel development, integration to power plant and operation, as well as end-users and international promoters.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrolysis

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-NZE-CC
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ENGIE
Address
1 Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 574 827,50

Participants (10)

ENGIE THERMIQUE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 70 333,75
Address
1 Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 450 500
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 017 568,75
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 275 843,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 300 750
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
DENS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 301 000
Address
Automotive Campus 30
5708 JZ Helmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELCOGEN OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 649 562,50
Address
Niittyvillankuja 4
01510 Vantaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BREUER - TECHNICAL - DEVELOPMENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 208 203,75
Address
Avenue De Norvege 6
4960 Malmedy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AYMING
France
EU contribution
€ 151 250
Address
185 Avenue Des Gresillons
92622 Gennevilliers Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)