Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number EP/P018955/1
Title Biomass Gasification with High Temperature CO2 Capture (GHTC)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Other bio-energy) 50%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr A Sanna
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School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2016
End Date 30 September 2017
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £70,619
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr A Sanna , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr MM (Mercedes ) Maroto-Valer , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
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Abstract Bio-CCS is considered the only large-scale technology that can remove CO2 from the atmosphere and only in Europe, bio-CCS by synthetic biofuels via thermochemical processes could remove 800 Mt of CO2 from the atmosphere every year by 2050, representing a market rich of opportunities, since its development started only recently. This project aims to construct and test a novel integrated GHTC system able to convert biomass wastes from a variety of industries (e.g. breweries, farms etc.) into carbon neutral renewable energy and added value products. The overall output of the project will be the evaluation of the technical and economic feasibility of the integrated system to move the technology from TRL 3-4 to TRL 4. The deliverable from the project will be a portable biomass/coal pyro-gasification system with integrated adsorption CO2 capture system. Key features will include in-situ conversion of CO2 to solid carbonates, a better flexibility of operation, high heat recovery efficiency, facility to transport/install worldwide and easy to maintain compared to typical large scale biomass pyro-gasification and CCS technologies
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