Bio-FlexGen
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Bio-FlexGen

Energy, Mobility

14

partners

5

countries

6 M€

total budget

3

years

CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE

The European Green Deal promises to deliver on a net-zero energy system by 2050, through higher ambition on energy efficiency, system integration and renewable energy. The cost effective potential for cogeneration in all sectors will maximise energy efficiency and integration of the European energy system at the lowest cost, while bringing key benefits to end consumers. Climate change is the most significant challenge for humanity today. For this reason, fossil fuels must be replaced utilising renewables, improved energy efficiency and more flexible energy systems. An optimal combination of several renewable sources is needed to satisfy society’s energy needs.

SOLUTION

A new solution, termed Bio-FlexGen is proposed in this project that utilises two renewable energy sources: green hydrogen from variable renewables, and biomass. Bio-FlexGen meets the need for a higher fuel, product and load flexibility, plus a significantly higher electrical efficiency and power output, all with high reliability and robustness. This is achieved with a unique combination of gasification and gas turbine technology that allows the plant to utilise hydrogen for fast dispatch and biomass for low operating costs over time. Due to the high efficiency, three times more power can be generated from biomass for the same heat load, and the plant can quickly achieve full load by starting and operating on 100% hydrogen.

RESULTS

This project expects to decarbonise the economy. The Energy Roadmap 2050 explores the possible routes to achieve it, ensuring at the same time security of supply and competitiveness. In this sense, European approach is expected to result in lower costs and more secure energy supplies when compared to individual national schemes. On the other hand, the energy transition should not be considered as a simple technological process, but should be accompanied by a political societal process.

Bio-FlexGen

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement No. 899671.

Juan Sanciñena

“It is a flexible cogeneration technology that will generate heat, electricity and hydrogen from green hydrogen or biomass for use in industry, neighbourhoods and cities”

Juan Sanciñena

Senior R&D&I Consultant

Team involved

Consortium

Rise
Phoenix Biopower
Geonardo
Zabala
KTH
Ikerlan
Technische
Bitkom
ESCI
Sulquisa
Comillas
Abo Akademi
Cemex
Tekniska

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