To further develop Chemical Looping Gasification, which has by now only been investigated in lab-scale up to 25 kWth feedstock input, using a broad range of pilot plants up to a size of 1 MWth.
To demonstrate next generation sustainable liquid biofuels full process chain including biomass pre-treatment, gasification, syngas treatment, Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis, and FT-wax hydrocracking.
To lead biomass (straw) pretreatment optimized methods and trials. Including heat treatment , pelletizing, washing or additives (following the activities performed in SECTOR project around the production of solid sustainable energy carriers from biomass by torrefaction. www.sector-project.eu.)
Economic assessment of feedstock supply.
Environmental assessment of the whole production process.