Demonstration of the Production and Utilization of Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) from Solid Biofuels

Methane derived from solid biofuels is an important option for achieving the political target of an increased use of alternative motor fuels. The biomass methanation has already been demonstrated on a small scale. Biomethane can easily be fed into the existing natural gas infrastructure and then be used in established end use technologies (particularly in vehicle fleets). Although this option has been explicitly encouraged by the EC Directive 2003/55/EC, so far R&D has not been focused on gaseous biofuels. The objective of this project is to realize and demonstrate the production of synthetic natural gas (SNG) from solid biofuels within an innovative, large scale gasification plant, which is in operation in Austria, and to use this motor fuel in energy efficient vehicles.

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    • Research institutions undertaking the sub-projects: Vienna University of Technology; Biomasse Kraftwerk Güssing GmbH; Repotec Umwelttechnik GmbH; Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals; Electricite de France; Verbundnetz Gas AG; Institute for Energy and Environment GmbH; PSI, Paul Scherrer Institut; Conzepte Technik Umwelt AG; and King's College London.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Sustainable Energy Systems

    6th RTD Framework Programme
    European Union
    Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Project Managers:

    Rommeiss, Nikolas

  • Start Date: 20060500
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090500
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25676

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  • Accession Number: 01461579
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Knowledge Centre
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:48PM