SYNCON

Novel synthesis process concepts for efficient chemicals/fuel production from biomass

Novel synthesis process concepts for efficient chemicals/fuel production from biomass (SYNCON)

Novel synthesis process concepts for efficient chemicals/fuel production from biomass (SYNCON)

 

The need

Fluctuating generation technologies lead to an increasing demand of storage facilities. The conversion of Biomass into fuels at high process and resource efficiency allows a near-CO2neutral supply of energy and is an important brick in case of energy storage. However, trying to establish common process tools for fuel synthesis from biomass is not yet economically feasible. Large scale plants can be optimized in terms of heat recovery but biomass can not be provided in sufficiently large amount due to the low energy density (transport issue).

The solution

Compact reactor systems based on micro process technology can provide solutions for scaling down the fuel synthesis keeping high process efficiency. The project aims at the efficient production of fuels and chemicals (synthetic diesel, kerosene and olefins) for the application at small as well as large scale biomass conversion facilities. Hereby the focus is to improve the energy efficiency due to reactor and plant design as well as the application of improved catalysts and processes, process integration and process intensification. The produced products will use the existing fuel distribution systems for a fast implementation of bioenergy.

Overall Status: 

Completed

Project Coordination and Management:

Peter Pfeifer (project manager)
Tel.: +49 721 608 – 24767
peter.pfeifer@kit.edu

Project Consortium:

Project Products:

Compact reactor systems based on micro process technology