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Biomass-gasification and fuel-cell coupling via high-temperature gas clean-up for decentralised electricity generation with improved efficiency (CLEAN ENERGY FROM BIOMASS)

Objective

The project is aimed at studying, developing and testing the integration of Biomass Gasification and Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell for distributed power generation. The research activities include the assembly and operation of a pilot plant (made of an internally-circulating, catalytic fluidised-bed gasifier, a novel hot gas clean-up system and a 125 kWe MCFC) and an ancillary work programme in key areas, which includes cold modelling of the gasifier, detailed simulation of the overall system and catalyst upgrading. The programme is addressed at fully assess the technical feasibility of economically viable units for wide scale industrial applications in the short/medium term.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI - L'AQUILA

Address

Monteluco Di Roio
67040 L'Aquila

Italy

Participants (8)

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ANSALDO FUEL CELLS S.P.A.

Italy

ANSALDO RICERCHE SRL - SOCIETA PER LO SVILUPPO DI NUOVE TECNOLOGIE

Italy

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Italy

PALL SCHUMACHER GMBH

Germany

UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG 1

France

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ENK5-CT-2000-00314

  • Start date

    1 March 2001

  • End date

    29 February 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 598 643

  • EU contribution

    € 1 560 169

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI - L'AQUILA

Italy