Flexible Production of Synthetic Natural Gas and Biochar via Gasification of Biomass and Waste Feedstocks

FlexSNG is a jointly funded Horizon 2020 project that aims at fostering international collaboration between the European Union and Canada in the strategic sectors of bioenergy and biofuels

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The Goal

The overall objective of the H2020 FlexSNG project is to develop and validate (TRL5) a flexible and cost-effective gasification-based process for the production of pipeline-quality biomethane, high-value biochar and renewable heat from a wide variety of low-quality biomass residues and biogenic waste feedstocks.
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End-Products

Innovations

The new gasification-based concept of FlexSNG allows reducing biomethane production costs by 30% compared to state-of-the-art biomass-to-SNG designs owing to the combination of new technology innovations in the conversion process and feedstock supply chain optimization. The target is at medium-scale conversion plants, corresponding to 50-150 MWth feedstock input, that enables the use of local biomass residues and biogenic waste fractions without heavy transport logistics.

The proposed FlexSNG activities support several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular:

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EU-Canada Cooperation

FlexSNG is built on international cooperation between European and Canadian partners allowing the project to ensure effective realisation of project activities and achievement of cost reduction targets set for both feedstock supply and conversion process. One of the key benefits of the FlexSNG process is its feedstock-flexibility, which allows for wide geographical replication of biofuels/bioenergy carriers production in Europe, Canada and beyond.

Overall Budget

€ 4.4 Million

Partners

12

Start

01/06/2021

Duration

3 years

Latest News

FlexSNG’s first published Paper

A review on dual-phase oxygen transport membranes: from fundamentals to commercial deployment, written by R. Kiebach et al, and published in Journal of Materials Chemistry

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FlexSNG Press Release

The transition towards climate neutrality by 2050 is one of the main themes in the agenda of the European Union and its member states. To reach this target, the European Union aims at increasing the share of renewable energy sources in both heat, electricity and transport use.

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