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CHRISGAS-Intermediate Report

Brandin, Jan LU ; Liljedahl, Truls and Basile, Francesco (2008)
Abstract
This intermediate report presents some of the important findings of the research work carried out during the

first three years of the CHRISGAS project. The report is aimed at a broad technical-oriented audience such

as: engineers with a general interest in the state-of-the-art and new developments in the biomass-to

automotive fuel sector, and/or to teachers/lecturers/students in technical subjects.



Introduction

Renewable energy technologies are vital for our future. To combat the climate change we need to reduce the

use of fossil fuel in the transport sector and develop technologies for the production of vehicle fuel based on

renewable energy sources.

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This intermediate report presents some of the important findings of the research work carried out during the

first three years of the CHRISGAS project. The report is aimed at a broad technical-oriented audience such

as: engineers with a general interest in the state-of-the-art and new developments in the biomass-to

automotive fuel sector, and/or to teachers/lecturers/students in technical subjects.



Introduction

Renewable energy technologies are vital for our future. To combat the climate change we need to reduce the

use of fossil fuel in the transport sector and develop technologies for the production of vehicle fuel based on

renewable energy sources.

The primary aim of the CHRISGAS Project at its onset was to demonstrate within a five year period an

energy-efficient and cost effective method to produce hydrogen-rich gases from biomass, which could be

transformed into renewable automotive fuels such as FT-diesel, DME and hydrogen. The process was

planned for demonstration at Växjö Värnamo Biomass Gasification Centre (VVBGC) in Sweden, after

modification to the world’s first complete IGCC demonstration plant for biomass. Unfortunately these

demonstration activities can no longer take place within the time frame of the CHRISGAS project as the

rebuild and demonstration plant testing require additional funding outside CHRISGAS which is currently

delayed.

Nevertheless significant basic engineering work and a number of highly successful gasification test runs

have been performed at the existing IGCC plant at VVBGC during 2006 & 2007 certifying that the existing

plant has maintained good operational standards over the seven years in which it was mothballed.

In parallel to the work at the VVBGC plant, R&D activities have been on-going within CHRISGAS

covering the whole value chain from biomass to syngas. These include feedstock biomass logistics; biomass

drying integration; pressurised fuel feeding, gasification; hot synthesis gas characterisation; high

temperature filtration/cleaning; catalytic steam reforming; and shift gas catalyst characterisation. This will

all lead onto the next phase: conversion of gas into motor fuels (Biomass to Liquids, BTL). (Less)
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ATR, reforming, synthesis gas, Biomass, gasification, WGS, POX
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first three years of the CHRISGAS project. The report is aimed at a broad technical-oriented audience such<br/><br>
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Introduction<br/><br>
Renewable energy technologies are vital for our future. To combat the climate change we need to reduce the<br/><br>
use of fossil fuel in the transport sector and develop technologies for the production of vehicle fuel based on<br/><br>
renewable energy sources.<br/><br>
The primary aim of the CHRISGAS Project at its onset was to demonstrate within a five year period an<br/><br>
energy-efficient and cost effective method to produce hydrogen-rich gases from biomass, which could be<br/><br>
transformed into renewable automotive fuels such as FT-diesel, DME and hydrogen. The process was<br/><br>
planned for demonstration at Växjö Värnamo Biomass Gasification Centre (VVBGC) in Sweden, after<br/><br>
modification to the world’s first complete IGCC demonstration plant for biomass. Unfortunately these<br/><br>
demonstration activities can no longer take place within the time frame of the CHRISGAS project as the<br/><br>
rebuild and demonstration plant testing require additional funding outside CHRISGAS which is currently<br/><br>
delayed.<br/><br>
Nevertheless significant basic engineering work and a number of highly successful gasification test runs<br/><br>
have been performed at the existing IGCC plant at VVBGC during 2006 &amp; 2007 certifying that the existing<br/><br>
plant has maintained good operational standards over the seven years in which it was mothballed.<br/><br>
In parallel to the work at the VVBGC plant, R&amp;D activities have been on-going within CHRISGAS<br/><br>
covering the whole value chain from biomass to syngas. These include feedstock biomass logistics; biomass<br/><br>
drying integration; pressurised fuel feeding, gasification; hot synthesis gas characterisation; high<br/><br>
temperature filtration/cleaning; catalytic steam reforming; and shift gas catalyst characterisation. This will<br/><br>
all lead onto the next phase: conversion of gas into motor fuels (Biomass to Liquids, BTL).},
  author       = {Brandin, Jan and Liljedahl, Truls and Basile, Francesco},
  institution  = {Växjö University},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {54},
  title        = {CHRISGAS-Intermediate Report},
  year         = {2008},
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