On the 13th of September the first SynFerm Technology Transfer and Dissemination Multiplier (TTDM) meeting took place as an online event.
Representatives from the European Biogas Association, CIEMAT, Institute for Biogas, Waste Management & Energy and Lithuanian Energy Institute listened to presentation from Biokraft International AB, Cortus Energy AB, Q Power Oy and Baltic Energy Innovation Centre (BEIC).
Ragnar Stare, Biokraft International AB gave a presentation on Biokraft’s activities and facilities.
Staffan Hellsén, Cortus Energy AB, gave a presentation on Cortus´ WoodRoll gasification technology.
Anni Alitalo, Q Power Oy, gave a presentation about Q Power’s biological methanation technology.
Jörgen Held gave a short introduction to the the SynFerm project
The TTDM group pointed out that syngas fermentation is not very well known or understood by the public and nor by the biogas sector.
As a response to this need, the SynFerm project will organise two full sessions related to methanation and syngas fermentation in collaboration with REGATEC 2024, 15-16 May in Lund, Sweden.
The SynFerm consortium meeting took place as an online meeting on the 6th of September.
Cortus, Q Power, Linköping University, NSR AB and BEIC were represented.
The high pressure storage has been delivered to Cortus´site in Höganäs. The preparation of Q Power´s mobile pilot scale biologiccal methanation unit is ongoing. It is expected to leave Finland at the end of September.
Q Power, Biokraft and BEIC will have a technical meeting on the 15th of September at 09:00 CEST to discuss necessary parameters in order to close the energy balance.
The next project consortium meeting is scheduled to the 5th of October at 10:00 CET.
On the 13th of July, Jörgen Held, BEIC, visited the Center for the Development of Renewable Energies (CEDER), a Spanish research centre in Soria belonging to CIEMAT.
CEDER specializes in the applied research, development and promotion of renewable energies. The RD&D activities focus on the energy use of biomass throughout its value chain, studies related to wind energy in low power wind turbines and the search for practical solutions for the integration of renewable generation sources and storage systems in smart microgrids. CEDER has a team of professionals with high technical qualifications and demonstrative technological infrastructures, which also provide technical support to national and international energy companies and institutions.
CEDER hosts several pilot scale and demonstration plants, including two pilot scale gasifiers. One bubbling fluidised bed and one circulating fluidised bed gasifier.
From the left: Jose Maria Sanchez-Hervas, Head of Combustion and Gasification Division, CIEMAT, Jörgen Held, CEO BEIC, Raquel Ramos, Director of CEDER, in front of the pilot scale bubbling fluidised bed gasifier.
Photo: Luis Esteban, Head of Biomass Unit, CEDER.
CIEMAT is working on anaerobic digestion and has a strong interest in syngas fermentation considering the well-developed Spanish forest sector (feedstock supply), the extensive gas grid (distribution) and many gas customers (end users). CIEMAT is part of the SynFerm Technology Transfer and Dissemination Multiplier group and Dr. Raquel Iglesias will be invited to talk at the SynFerm conference organised in collaboration with REGATEC 2024, 15-16 May in Lund, Sweden.