EU Project to Develop Clean Bioenergy Technology for Industrial Settings

Catator attended the consortium meeting in Amsterdam April 2024 as project partner in Clean Bioenergy for Industry (CBE4I), a new EU-funded project aimed at developing an innovative, fuel-flexible biomass updraft gasification-based technology. The project seeks to provide a highly energy-efficient, almost zero-emission, and zero-waste process heat supply, tailored for flexible implementation in industrial settings.

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About CBE4I

The CBE4I project focuses on creating a technology that utilizes low-value biomass residues, which are available in large quantities, to provide heat at various temperature levels. This heat can be applied to indirectly heated processes vis product gas combustion in an almost zero-emission gas burner with integrated three-way catalyst flexibly coupled with different boiler types (hot water, thermal oil, steam). Additionally, the technology aims to offer clean product gas via product gas extraction with integrated thermal and catalytic tar reforming for utilization in gas burners for direct heating.

A unique flue gas condensation concept with a directly coupled heat pump will boost efficiency up to 120%, relative to the net calorific value (NCV) of the fuel. CBE4I shall also include a newly developed condensate treatment for direct sewer discharge, a new concept for utilizing biomass ashes in fertilizer production, and the necessary fuel pre-treatment technologies and fuel logistics suitable for industrial sites.

Catator's involvement in CBE4I includes developing tar reforming technology and three-way catalysts based on the patented CataLite technology.

Project partners include BIOS Bioenergiesysteme GmbH, Polytechnik Luft- und Feuerungstechnik GmbH, Daikin Applied Europe SPA, Technische Universitaet Graz, Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, ICL Europe Cooperatief UA, Universiteit Utrecht, and Wuppertal Institut fur Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH.

Each partner brings unique expertise and contributions, making the CBE4I project a truly collaborative and innovative initiative.

Read more about the project: https://cbe4i.eu/project

The project is Funded by the European Union under grant agreement number: 101122292

Project duration: 09/2023 – 08/2026

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