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Final Report - SOLREF (Solar Steam Reforming of Methane Rich Gas for Synthesis Gas Production)

Project ID: 502829
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


This is the final activity report of the SOLREF project. SOLREF carried out a solar reforming process, which enhances the calorific value of CH4 by 25%, contributed by the solar energy. The synthesis gas produced (CO+H2) can either be used to generate electricity, to provide hydrogen as an energy vector or to produce Fischer Tropsch synthetic fuels. Solar reforming of CH4 was tested in a 400-kW scale. A result of this project was that essential modifications are required to advance this unique solar technology to the prototype stage in the 1 MW range.

The document begins with a brief description of the project's objectives. Then it goes into detail on the work packages into which the project was structured and explains the work performed under each one. There is finally an assessment of the potential impact of the project and a dedicated section about dissemination actions and plans.

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