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Advanced green gas technology development (phase 1)

Can we show the viability of our technology for high-efficiency substitute natural gas production from biomass or mixed streams?

Luc Rabou (Photo: EDGaR/Jan Buwalda)

Biomass available for energy purposes varies widely in moisture content. The project contains two parts aimed at the conversion of very wet and nearly dry biomass into green gas of natural gas quality. Both parts complement one another in the development of techniques suitable for both ends of the biomass moisture spectrum. Exchange of knowledge between the project partners allows making better funded choices in the extension or adaptation of one or the other technique toward the centre of the spectrum. (See also Advanced green gas technology development phase 2).

Theme: From monogas to multigas
Leader: Luc Rabou (ECN)
Partners: ECN, University of Groningen
Budget: 1.4 million euro
Duration: May 2010 / December 2013 

Participants

Bram van der Drift (ECN)
Eric van Dijk (ECN)
Erik Heeres (University of Groningen)
Harro Meijer (University of Groningen)
Sanne Palstra (University of Groningen)
Luc Rabou (ECN)

Article

Palstra, Sanne W.L., H.A.J. Meijer. “Biogenic carbon fraction of biogas and natural gas fuel mixtures.″ Radiocarbon 56-1 (2014): 7-28. 

Kumalaputri, A., E. Wilbers, A, Kloekhorst, L. de Carvalho Carnauba, H.J. Heeres. “Exploratory catalyst screening studies on the gasification of glycerol in supercritical water.” Manuscript in preparation.

Proceedings

Rabou, Luc, Bram van der Drift. 'Benzene and ethylene in bio-SNG production: nuisance, fuel or valuable products?'. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Polygeneration Stategies, edited by H. Hofbauer and M. Fuchs, Vienna: Vienna University of Technology, 2011, 157–162.

Thesis

Bhatti, A. R. “Development of optimal gas cleaning (organic sulfur) process for SNG system”. MSc thesis, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2011.

Carvalho L. de Carnauba. “Methane production by glycerol reforming in supercritical water.” BSc thesis, University of Groningen, 2014.

Kumalaputri, A. PhD thesis on methane formation in supercritical water, University of Groningen, expected in 2016.

Palstra, S.W.L., 2016. On 14C-based methods for measuring the biogenic carbon fraction in fuels and flue gases, PhD thesis, University of Groningen, 160 pages.

Palstra, S.W.L., Rabou, L.P.L.M., Meijer, H.A.J.. 2015. Radiocarbon-based determination of biogenic and fossil carbon partitioning in the production of synthetic natural gas, Fuel, 157, 177-182.

Conference paper

Palstra, Sanne, Harro Meijer. ‘The biogenic and fossil carbon fractions of (combusted) materials.’ Presentation at the Symposium of Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen, Groningen, February 2011.

Palstra, Sanne. ‘Fuels and CO2 emissions.’ PhD seminar on natural gas and energy transitions, Energy Delta Convention, Groningen, November 2011.

Rabou, Luc. "Advanced green gas technology." Enabling Sustainability with Gas: Closing Conference of the Energy Delta Gas Research, Amsterdam, March 2015.

Rabou, Luc, J.W. van Hal. “Catalytic conversion of thiophene in biomass derived syngas for biomethane.” 11th European Congress on Catalysts, Lyon, September 2013.

Rabou, L. P. L. M., H. J. Heeres, S. W. L. Palstra. “Results of the project Advanced green gas technology development, phase 1.” Sixth Research Day of the Energy Delta Gas Research, Nunspeet, April 2014.

Rabou, Luc, Bram van der Drift. 'Benzene and ethylene in bio-SNG production: nuisance, fuel or valuable products? '. International Conference on Polygeneration Strategies, Vienna, September 2011.

Rabou, Luc. “Biomass gasification and upgrading to bio-methane.” Gas without Frontiers: EDGaR-DVGW First Joint Conference, Arnhem, February 2013.

Posters

Palstra, Sanne, Rabou, Luc, Meijer, Harro. “14C-based verification of the biogenic carbon fraction in biogas, SNG and bio/fossil gas mixtures.” Enabling Sustainability with Gas: Closing Conference of the Energy Delta Gas Research, Amsterdam, March 2015.

Palstra, Sanne. Harro Meijer. “14C-based methods to determine fossil and biogenic carbon fractions in fuels and CO2 emissions.” Fourth Research Day of the Energy Delta Gas Research, Hilversum, April 2012.

Palstra, Sanne, Harro Meijer. “14C-based methods to determine fossil and biogenic carbon fractions in fuels and CO2 emissions.” Symposium of Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen, Groningen, July 2011.

Rabou, Luc, J.W. van Hal. “Catalytic conversion of thiophene in biomass derived syngas for biomethane production.” 11th European Congress on Catalysis (EuropaCat), Lyon, September 2013.

Rabou, Luc, Erik Heeres, Sanne Palstra. “AGATE 1: Advanced Gas Technology Development (phase 1).” Fifth Research Day of the Energy Delta Gas Research, Nunspeet, April 2013.