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Advanced Cleaning Devices for Production of Green Syngas

Objective

The transport sector represents a growing share of the total fossil fuel usage in the world. In order to fulfil the commitment to the Kyoto Protocol, the world usage of fossil oil in transport sectors must be reduced. One important approach to achieving this goal is to increase the share of renewable sources such as feedstocks in conversion routes. These biomass conversion routes involve a number of difficulties that should be attended to first by a suitable process configuration to avoid catalyst poisoning in production of syngas. Second, a major problem in the production of syngas-derived fuel from renewable sources is the presence of contaminates in the product gas from biomass gasifiers. These impurities that cause catalytic poisoning should be completely removed prior to the entry in catalytic systems that utilize in upgrading steps. With the evolution of these advanced uses of biomass derived syngas, it becomes necessary to develop progressively more stringent gas cleaning systems. Therefore, the project's key goal is development of a novel gas cleanup in order to reduce impurities from the gasifier’s product gas to limits required for upgrading to syngas using as a feedstock in production of vehicle fuels. To accomplish this target that biomass conversion should preserve high energy efficiency in the subsequent synthesis steps and prevent catalytic poisoning, an alternative product route and more efficient gas cleaning systems are required. Nevertheless, biomass conversion processes offer many economical and environmental benefits, but it is clear that conversion technology should be able to compete with other conversion routes, for example via methane. Therefore, this RTD programme combines European expertise in the field of gasification, different proficiencies in cleaning technologies, high ranking catalyst expertise, catalyst company, and two research companies with R&D activities in the fields to expedite the development and commercialization of research outcomes.
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Coordinator

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Address

Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 795 403

Administrative Contact

Mehri Sanati (Prof.)

Participants (9)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 286 440

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 281 065

PORVAIR FILTRATION GROUP LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 196 000

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 274 625

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 269 800

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 191 922

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 270 086

LANTMANNEN ENERGI AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

BIOMASSE - KRAFTWERK GUESSING GMBH UND CO. KG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 123 120

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213628

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    28 February 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 089 167

  • EU contribution

    € 2 718 461

Coordinated by:

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden