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DEMOnstration of large SOFC system fed with biogas from WWTP

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671470

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.8.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 905 336,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 492 561

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

Objective

Energy Context and EU position
The “Europe 2020” strategy promotes the shift towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon economy to achieve sustainable growth. The European policies on energy and sustainability are thus contributing to the diversification of the primary energy mix and to the introduction of distributed power technologies with high efficiency and low carbon emissions. ,
From the point of view of energy policy, the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan for 2020 identifies Strategic Technologies Focus on the following priorities:
• Energy Efficiency: high efficiency conversion devices represent elements of a higher efficiency portfolio
• Renewable Energy: traditional RES (solar, wind, hydro) but also biogenous fuels (biogas, bio-syngas, bio-fuels) and new synthetic vectors (H2, synthetic NG,….)
• Carbon capture and storage: mitigation of CO2 emissions (related to efficient energy conversion devices, and improved adoption of RES fuels) and CO2 recovery
• Smart Grid: large topic, in which several technologies are included (energy storage, ICT intelligence of the grid, prosumer….), among which the concept of distributed CHP plant gets an important role
DEMOSOFC objectives
1. DEMO and deep analysis of an innovative solution of distributed CHP system based on SOFC, with high interest in the industrial/commercial application representing the best solution in the sub-MW distributed CHP in terms of efficiency and emissions
2. DEMO of a distributed CHP system fed by a biogenous CO2 neutral fuel: biogas from anaerobic digestion
3. DEMO in a real industrial installation
4. DEMO of the high achievements of such systems: electrical efficiency, thermal recovery, low emissions, plant integration, economic interest for best use of renewable fuels in a future of decreasing incentives
5. EXPLOITATION and BUSINESS analysis of replication of this type of innovative energy systems
6. DISSEMINATION of the high interest (energy and economic) of such systems
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Address

Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 555 000

Participants (4)

CONVION OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 2 631 037,50

Società Metropolitana Acque Torino S.p.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 665 437,50

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 392 625

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 248 461

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671470

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.8.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 905 336,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 492 561

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy