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Highly-efficient and flexible integration of biomass and renewable hydrogen for low-cost combined heat and power generation to the energy system.

Objective

Climate change is the most significant challenge for humanity today. For this reason, fossil fuels must be replaced utilising renewables, improved energy efficiency and more flexible energy systems. An optimal combination of several renewable sources is needed to satisfy human energy needs. Bioenergy, in combination with hydrogen, can take the role as secure and plannable source for power and heat complementing intermittent renewable sources such as wind and sun.

BIO-FlexGen will increase the efficiency and flexibility of renewable energy-based combined heat and power (CHP), playing a key role in energy system integration, and make a significant contribution to the decarbonisation of the energy system.

In particular, to overcome these challenges, Bio-FlexGen brings to the table a unique combination of gasification and gas turbine technology that allows the plant to utilise hydrogen for fast dispatch and biomass for low operating costs over time. Due to the high efficiency, three times more power can be generated from biomass for the same heat load, and the plant can quickly achieve full load by starting and operating on 100% hydrogen. To meet fluctuations in seasonal demands and prices, a variant of the plant can provide climate-positive hydrogen production during long periods of low electricity prices or heat demand.

To do so, Bio-FlexGen consortium gathers the necessary experience, knowledge and resources through a multi-stakeholder approach that covers the whole value chain of the project. It consists of a multidisciplinary team of 14 entities from 5 different EU countries (Spain, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Hungary), among which, 4 universities, 2 RTD organisations, 1 NGO, and 4 SMEs to ensure market exploitation (2 industrial companies and 1 District heat company).

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GD-2020-1
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Coordinator

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 377 271,25

Participants (13)

PHOENIX BIOPOWER AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 915 380
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 18
11428 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIESLTD
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 159 960
Address
Zahony U 7
1031 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZABALA INNOVATION CONSULTING, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 176 700
Address
Paseo Santxiki 3 Bis
31192 Mutilva Alta Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 158 178,75
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IKERLAN SCL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 184 837,50
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 372 125
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIT GMBH BERLINER INSTITUT FUR TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 664 781,25
Address
Pascalstrasse 10
10587 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (ESCI) GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 030
Address
Lindenstrasse 87
26123 Oldenburg
Activity type
Other
SOCIEDAD ANONIMA SULQUISA S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 93 525
Address
Paraje Valdeguerra Sn
28380 Colmenar De Oreja
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 360 258,75
Address
Calle Alberto Aguilera 23
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ABO AKADEMI
Finland
EU contribution
€ 127 500
Address
Domkyrkotorget 3
20500 Abo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CEMEX ESPANA OPERACIONES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 84 150
Address
Calle Hernandez De Tejada Num 1
28027 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNISKA VERKEN I LINKOPING AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 85 000
Address
Box 1500
581 15 Linkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)