FLEDGED Project: Sorption Enhanced biomass gasification and DME synthesis by flexible technologies for power-to-DME conversion
FLEDGED H2020 project developed a complete solution for biomass to DME conversion, exploiting the advantages of Sorption-Enhanced processes. The result is a highly intensified and flexible process that can: (i) convert a wide variety of feedstocks, (ii) be integrated with electrolysis for intermittent Power-to-DME operation and (iii) be designed or retrofitted for CO2 capture and storage, leading to negative emission system via bio-CCS. The project consortium worked in the past four years, improving the knowledge in several fields related with biofuels. The key findings of the project will be presented in this half-day workshop:
- The validation in relevant environment (TRL5) of the flexible Sorption-Enhanced biomass gasification process in two experimental facilities for SEG operation, focusing on feedstock flexibility, operational flexibility, conversion efficiency and content of contaminants in the syngas.
- The validation in relevant environment (TRL5) of the sorption-enhanced DME synthesis (SEDMES) process, through testing of the complete cyclic operation of the system.
- The process integration, risk analysis, environmental impact and socio-economic analysis of the complete biomass to fuel conversion process, including the assessment of flexible operation for renewable Power-to-DME conversion.
- The feasibility analysis and business case studies considering both large-scale industrial production and small-scale system integrated in the municipal waste collection and recycling process.
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Project introduction, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Sorption Enhanced Gasification
-Experimental activities in small scale BFB with a focus on tar formation, CSIC-ICB (Spain)
-Pilot scale experimental campaigns in dual circulating fluidized beds, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
-3D modelling of full scale industrial dual CFB, Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)
Sorption Enhanced DME synthesis
-Sorption-Enhanced cyclic process development and testing at industrially relevant scale, TNO (The Netherlands)
-Catalyst/Sorbent mixtures development for Sorption Enhanced operation, CSIC-ICP (Spain)
-Design and simulation of full scale reactors for cyclic operation, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Process integration, risk and sustainability analysis
-Integrated process techno-economic evaluation and flexible Power-to-DME operation mode, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
-Risk assessment, environmental impact and socio-economic analysis of biomass to DME industrial plants, QUANTIS (Switzerland), INERIS (France)
Exploitation and case studies
-Large scale DME synthesis plant from wooden biomass: feasibility and economic analysis, Sumitomo SHI FW (Finland), FRAMES (The Netherlands)
-An example of circular economy: municipal waste collection, recycling process and DME synthesis integration, Econward (Spain)