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CarbON Valorisation in Energy-efficient Green fuels

CarbON Valorisation in Energy-efficient Green fuels

Objective

The CONVERGE project will validate an innovative value chain for the production of green biodiesel. The innovative configuration will reduce the total number of unit operations needed to achieve the conversion of secondary biomass and waste streams into green biodiesel, while simultaneously producing additional intermediate green refinery products. The CONVERGE project will demonstrate 5 unit operations in 3 grouped processing steps (pre-processing, valorization & enhanced methanol), taking these new combinations from the discovery stage (TRL3) to development stage (TRL5). The combination of these technologies will increase the biodiesel production from secondary biomass by 12% together with biodiesel production will be reduced by up to 2100 M€ across Europe. In this project, risks are mitigated from the very start; each unit can be implemented as a stand-alone function within a modified state-of-the-art technology chain and thus provide immediate performance and energy efficiency improvements. Moreover, the units when used together have synergies that allow even more efficiency gains. The new units to be taken from discovery to development are: CCT: Catalytic cracking of tars from a gasifier to below green C8, integrated with BITS: Recovery of refinery products including aromatics for green C6-C8 fraction (BTX). Then, SER: Sorption-Enhanced Reforming is adopted for H2 and CO2 separation, integrated with EHC: Highly efficient electrochemical compression of green H2 with by-product fuel EMM: Enhanced Methanol Membrane synthesis to ensure green biodiesel production. The technology will be validated for more than 2000 cumulated hours. The CONVERGE consortium covers the whole value chain from secondary biomass supply to biodiesel production, demonstrating the new unit operations on site within an ambitious 42 months period.
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 511 875

Participants (9)

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NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 248 225

KEMIJSKI INSTITUT

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 548 402,50

UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 295 000

HYET HYDROGEN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 487 720

INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 1 058 756,25

CAMPA IBERIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

BIORECRO AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 484 475

CA.RE. FOR ENGINEERING

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 183 077,50

ENVIRAL AS

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 157 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 818135

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 087 031,25

  • EU contribution

    € 5 087 031,25

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy