Acronym BioCCHP (Reference Number: BEN11-17-02)
Duration 01/04/2018 - 31/03/2021
Project Topic The objective is to develop a novel trigeneration system, BIO-CCHP, including biomass gasification, a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) stack and a cooling machine with the aim to produce electricity, heat and cold (CCHP), maximizing the efficiency and flexibility of the system. This approach has a significant potential for the reduction of costs and offers a smart adaptation to energy demands, providing sustainable cold, which is in a growing demand. For this purpose, gasification systems will be optimized for the coupling with a SOFC, broadening the range of biomass feedstock which can be employed. A high temperature gas cleaning method will be developed and optimized with tests at 6 different gasifiers. Long-term tests, coupled with CFD modelling, will allow to find low-degradation operation mode for the SOFC stack fed with a producer gas from different gasifier technologies. Finally, a techno-economic analysis and optimization and an industrialization plan of BIO-CCHP will be conducted, including alternative solutions for the integration of cold and heat production with the SOFC.
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Network BESTF3
Call 11th Joint Call of ERA-NET Bioenergy and 1st Additional Call of BESTF3

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Graz University of Technology Coordinator Austria
2 BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH Partner Austria
3 REPOTEC GmbH & Co KG Partner Austria
4 Syncraft Engineering Partner Austria
5 Highterm Research Ges.mbH Partner Austria
6 Institute of Power Engineering Partner Poland
7 Modern Technologies and Filtration Sp. z o.o Partner Poland
8 RISE Research Institutes of Sweden Partner Sweden
9 Cortus AB Partner Sweden