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Lowering Costs by Improving Efficiencies in Biomass Fueled Boilers: New Materials and Coatings to Reduce Corrosion

Lowering Costs by Improving Efficiencies in Biomass Fueled Boilers: New Materials and Coatings to Reduce Corrosion

Objective

The primary objective of BELENUS is to lower bioenergy CAPEX and OPEX by an average of 5 and 60% respectively. This will be addressed by preventing or mitigating corrosion as the main limiting factor through a holistic approach to prevent corrosion in the boiler, in particular in superheater (SH) tubes: a) new surface engineering: biomass corrosion highly resistant coatings on creep resistance materials; b) new strategies of welding and bending for coated tubes improving the quality and efficiency of boiler components; and c) new online corrosion monitoring system specifically designed for biomass CHP plants. In addition, the BELENUS solution will impact on other LCOE parameters by improving efficiency in the conversion (up to 42%), increasing a 5% the operational hours of the plant and plant life time (5 years) and reducing the fuel expenditure of the plant by optimising its use and providing flexibility by allowing the use of different types of biomass. Improved performance for high temperature material systems through the technological breakthroughs, will be evaluated and validated an innovative test protocol. Finally, modelling and lifetime prediction tools will be developed and cost analysis and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) undertaken so the optimum materials and coatings are chosen from the durability, economic and environmental perspectives, maximising the sustainability in economic and environmental terms. BELENUS brings together a multidisciplinary consortium comprising the main stakeholders with leading utilities, steel and tube developers, boiler designer and specialized research institutions from across Europe. This synergy allows a direct transfer of results in TRL5 to be obtained in BELENUS as technical base to go further to higher TRL into commercial biomass electric power plants within less than 5 years.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Address

Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 780 450

Participants (13)

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CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 400 508,75

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 600 450

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 547 303,75

DOOSAN BABCOCK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 429 450

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 569 395

RWE POWER AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 114 263,75

AKTIEBOLAGET SANDVIK MATERIALSTECHONOLOGY

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 203 500

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 308 686,25

VALLOUREC TUBES FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 193 750

UNIPER TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 294 976,25

EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 243 340

TECNOLOGIA ENGENHARIA E MATERIAIS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 120 250

ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 185 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 815147

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2019

  • End date

    28 February 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 991 323,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 991 323,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain