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GLycerol to Aviation and Marine prOducts with sUstainable Recycling

Objective

The key objective of the GLAMOUR project is the design, scale-up and validation of an integrated process that converts the waste bio-based feedstock such as crude glycerol into aviation and marine diesel fuels. The focus of the project will be a combination of high pressure, auto-thermal reforming/gasification using chemical looping to produce syngas and the integration of Fischer-Tropsch compact reactor integrated with 3D printed structured catalyst. The GLAMOUR process will achieve full conversion of the crude glycerol into synthetic paraffine kerosene (FT-SPK) to be used as jetfuel and into marine diesel oil (MDO) with an energy efficiency of 65% and the remaining gas will be converted into pure CO2 stream (purity >95%) and extra heat available. These improvements would increase the overall revenue of existing 2nd generation bio-diesel plants reducing the cost for large scale biomass-to-liquid production processes by 35% and the CO2 emissions up to 70%.
The project will focus on the scale up of the two processes to achieve a final TRL5 demonstration for 1000 hours by using 2 kg/h of glycerol in a packed bed chemical looping systems and a downstream FT reactor.
The consortium includes two universities, three large research centres and 5 industries (including SMEs) which will combine fundamental knowledge on gas-solid and catalytic reactions, material design and engineering process design, economics, environmental analysis, societal and policy making decision.
In the long term, GLAMOUR could unlock low cost feedstock with cost decrease of 65%, increase the production of biofuel to achieve the overall bio-jet fuel production to move 19% of the EU passengers reducing the CO2 emissions up to 27 Mt/year and generating a scalable business up to 11 bln/years.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2019-NZE-RES-CC
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 911 926,25

Participants (9)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 820 490
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 610 625
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 530 020
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 535 625
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
CIAOTECH Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 263 125
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIIRTEG NIGI S.P.A
Italy
EU contribution
€ 376 383,75
Address
Via Algardi 2
20148 Milan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARGENT ENERGY (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 253 635
Address
Biggar Road 236-240 Newarthill
ML1 5FA Motherwell
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INERATEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 347 921,25
Address
Siemensallee 84
76187 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
C&CS CATALYSTS AND CHEMICAL SPECIALTIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 339 375
Address
Georg Wimmer Ring 25
85604 Zorneding
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)