Renewable hydrogen and natural gas production and storage
The project focuses on the development of an integrated process for the production of green hydrogen and hydrogen carrier molecules (energy carriers) for use as renewable fuels to replace current fossil fuels. To this end, and thanks to the acquisition of various equipment through this action, planned research will be carried out to develop innovative thermochemical and catalytic conversion technologies from different carbon sources considered as renewable raw materials: agroforestry biomass, agro-industrial waste and industrial CO2 emissions of biogenic origin. The new process and technologies proposed to be developed will make it possible to obtain gases with high energy content to be used as substitutes for natural gas of fossil origin, e.g. hydrogen and renewable methane, as well as H2 chemical storage molecules such as methanol and formic acid. As raw materials for obtaining these products, the use of waste generated in the agri-food industries (common in the productive fabric of the region of Castilla y León) and sludge from WWTPs is proposed.
- Acquisition and commissioning of new equipment.
- Development of an integrated process for the production of green hydrogen and hydrogen carrier molecules for use as renewable fuels to replace current fossil fuels.
- Development of catalysts suitable for supercritical catalytic gasification (SCG) and steam reforming processes.
- Acquisition and commissioning of new equipment.
- Supercritical catalytic gasification (SCG) of waste from the agri-food industry and WWTPs with a high water content, generating a gaseous, a liquid and a solid fraction.
- Catalytic steam reforming of the gaseous fraction generated during the GCS, followed by Water Gas Shift (WGS) treatment to obtain a gas (mainly CO2 or H2), which in turn can be used to obtain renewable CH4, or for the production of methanol or formic acid.
- Anaerobic digestion of the liquid fraction generated during GCS, which has a high organic matter content, for the production of renewable methane.
- Valorisation of the solid fraction obtained during SCWM through its use as fertiliser, given its high carbon and mineral content.
- Research on chemical-catalytic reaction processes, heterogeneous catalysts and adsorbent (bio)materials.
CYL Infrastructures 2022
Expediente: 2022 CCTT 09
Total Budget: 293,000 €
CARTIF Budget: 293,000 €
CARTIF Financing: 146,500 €
Duration: 19/09/2022 – 31/05/2023
Co-financed with ERDF funds contributing to Objective OT1 “Promote technological development, innovation and quality research” of the Castilla y León ERDF Operational Programme.
Division of Agrifood and Processes
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