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TRIMIS

Chemical Looping gAsification foR sustainAble production of biofuels

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€4 993 805
EU Contribution
€4 993 805
Project Acronym
CLARA
STRIA Roadmaps
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Link to CORDIS
Objectives

Biomass gasification is one of the most promising routes of biofuels production, which is a key element in reducing GHG emissions of the transport sector. Various process options have been investigated, implemented in different scales and proven to be functional. However, these processes lack economic and technological competitiveness in the current market environment. This issue is addressed by Chemical Looping Gasification (CLG) in this project.

The innovative CLG process uses an oxygen carrier that is cycled between a fuel and an air reactor to provide oxygen for partial conversion of the biomass feedstock. One of the benefits of CLG is that high quality syngas with low nitrogen content can be produced without an air separation unit. Avoiding air separation has high potential to improve the overall conversion efficiency and the economic feasibility of biomass gasification. The aim of this project is to further develop CLG, which has by now only been investigated in lab-scale up to 25 kWth feedstock input, using a broad range of pilot plants up to a size of 1 MWth. Furthermore, concepts for pre-treatment of biogenic residues are developed to enable their use for CLG, and an innovative syngas cleaning concept is established for reduction of capital costs. The full process chain including biomass pre-treatment, gasification, syngas treatment, Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis, and FT-wax hydrocracking is demonstrated for production of next generation sustainable liquid biofuels. The process is scaled up to industrial size using adequate models that have been validated at pilot scale.

The risks of the technology are assessed considering economic, health, safety and social issues and possibilities for risk mitigation are suggested. A techno-economic assessment of the biomass-to-end–use chain is performed. Environmental impact is examined by life cycle analysis. The results are disseminated by a broad range of measures and exploitation plans are established.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Funding Source
H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-SingleStage. Funding Scheme: RIA

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Technische Universitat Darmstadt
Address
KAROLINENPLATZ 5, 64289 DARMSTADT, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 103 750
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Aichernig Engineering Gmbh
Address
Lowengasse 19/1/17, 1030 Wien, Austria
EU Contribution
€492 500
Organisation
Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Ab
Address
41296 GOTHENBURG, Sweden
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€698 241
Organisation
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior Deinvestigaciones Cientificas
Address
CALLE SERRANO 117, 28006 MADRID, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€387 499
Organisation
Rwe Deutschland Aktiengesellschaft
Address
Kruppstrasse, 45128 Essen, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€794 200
Organisation
Fundacion Cener-Ciemat
Address
Ciudad de la Innovación, nº 7, 31621 Sarriguren (Navarre), Spain
EU Contribution
€277 200
Organisation
Università Degli Studi - L'aquila
Address
Piazza Vincenzo Rivera, 1, 67100 L'AQUILA, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€163 000
Organisation
Technische Universitaet Wien
Address
Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien, Austria
EU Contribution
€162 810
Organisation
Forschungszentrum Juelich Gmbh
Address
Leo-Brandt-Strasse, 52425 JUELICH, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€195 125
Organisation
Torkapparater Termisk Processutrustning AB
Address
Riddargatan 17, 10440 Stockholm, Sweden
EU Contribution
€162 500
Organisation
University Of Ulster
Address
Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA, United Kingdom
EU Contribution
€148 118
Organisation
Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road, 57001 Thermi Thessaloniki, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€296 363
Organisation
Unipetrol Vyzkumne Vzdelavaci Centrum AS
Address
Revolucni 84, 400 01 Usti Nad Labem, Czechia
EU Contribution
€112 500

Technologies

Technology Theme
Alternative fuels
Technology
Biofuels for road transport
Development phase
Research/Invention

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