The project is developing a gasifier to turn different types of solid biomass (e.g. pellets/chips from different biomass sources) into gas that can be used to produce low temperature heat and electricity through a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). This technology aims to be very flexible in terms of type of fuel and it is expected to reach very high performance which will mean cleaner energy without cost increase.
The technology will be highly-efficient and, as it will be developed for small scale applications (25 to 150 kW) it could be used for residential buildings.
The massive deployment of this technology would significantly reduce emissions. Moreover, as energy production is local, electricity transmission losses are significantly reduced with the accompanying environmental and economic benefits.