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CarbON Valorisation in Energy-efficient Green fuels

CONVERGE

CarbON Valorisation in Energy-efficient Green fuels

Objectives: 

The CONVERGE project will validate an innovative value chain for the production of green biodiesel. The innovative configuration will reduce the total number of unit operations needed to achieve the conversion of secondary biomass and waste streams into green biodiesel, while simultaneously producing additional intermediate green refinery products.

The CONVERGE project will demonstrate five unit operations in three grouped processing steps (pre-processing, valorisation & enhanced methanol), taking these new combinations from the discovery stage (TRL3) to development stage (TRL5). The combination of these technologies will increase the biodiesel production from secondary biomass by 12% together with biodiesel production will be reduced by up to 2 100 M€ across Europe.

In this project, risks are mitigated from the very start; each unit can be implemented as a stand-alone function within a modified state-of-the-art technology chain and thus provide immediate performance and energy efficiency improvements. Moreover, the units when used together have synergies that allow even more efficiency gains. The new units to be taken from discovery to development are:

  • CCT: Catalytic cracking of tars from a gasifier to below green C8, integrated with BITS
  • BITS: Recovery of refinery products including aromatics for green C6-C8 fraction (BTX).
  • SER: Sorption-Enhanced Reforming is adopted for H2 and CO2 separation, integrated with EHC
  • EHC: Highly efficient electrochemical compression of green H2 with by-product fuel EMM
  • EMM: Enhanced Methanol Membrane synthesis to ensure green biodiesel production.

The technology will be validated for more than 2 000 cumulated hours.

The CONVERGE consortium covers the whole value chain from secondary biomass supply to biodiesel production, demonstrating the new unit operations on site within an ambitious 42 months period.

Type of funding:
Funding Source(s): 
H2020-EU.3.3.3. - Alternative fuels and mobile energy sources. Funding Scheme: RIA
Lead Organisation: 

Politecnico Di Milano

Address: 
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€511,875
Partner Organisations: 

Nederlands Organisation For Applied Scientific Research

Address: 
Schoemakerstraat 97
6060 DELFT
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€1,248,225

Kemijski Institut

Address: 
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
EU Contribution: 
€548,403

Universitatea Babes Bolyai

Address: 
MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU 1
400084 CLUJ NAPOCA
Romania
EU Contribution: 
€295,000

Hyet Hydrogen BV

Address: 
Westervoortsedijk 71 K
6827 Av Arnhem
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€487,720

Institutt for Energiteknikk

Address: 
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€1,058,756

Campa Iberia SA

Address: 
Via Layetana 47 P3 Pta1
08003 Barcelona
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€112,500

Biorecro AB

Address: 
Frejgatan 1
11420 Stockholm
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€484,475

CA.RE For Engineering

Address: 
Via G Boccaccio 71
50133 Firenze
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€183,078

Enviral AS

Address: 
Trnavska Cesta
920 41 Leopoldov
Slovakia
EU Contribution: 
€157,000
Technologies: 
Development phase: