The objective of the FlexSNG project is to develop and validate (to TRL5) a highly efficient, cost-effective and feedstock-flexible concept for the production of intermediate bioenergy carriers (biomethane and biochar) and heat. This concept shall be based on a variety of low-cost, non-food/feed biomass residues and biogenic waste feedstocks. The development of gasification process development and feedstock supply chain optimization will be carried out by the Canadian and the European partners of the project. This will lead to significant an expected reduction of the biomethane production costs of more than 30% compared to the state-of-the-art biomass-to-SNG technologies.
EIFER will be mainly involved in the WP 6, “Investigation of the different utilization options for the two intermediate bioenergy carriers“ and will lead the following tasks:
- Chemical and physical characterization of biochar
- Experimental testing of biochar utilization
- Utilization option for biomethane
- Evaluation of utilization options regarding the overall concept.
Furthermore EIFER will participate to the WP8 “Case studies, environmental analysis and business potential” and will be responsible for the case studies in Central Europe.