The Bure Saudron Project showcases a complete BTL production chain: gathering and conditioning of the biomass, gasification, gas processing and conversion to synthetic fuel via the Fischer-Tropsch process.
(PRWEB) August 23, 2010
Amongst the distinguished speakers who will be contributing at the conference is Dr Stefan Tostmann, Head of Unit-Energy Technologies and Research Co-ordination, European Comission. Dr Stefan Tostmann will open the conference with a paper on ‘Strategic Energy Technology Plan: A Boost to Technological Progress in the Bio-Energy Industry.’
Other speakers providing their insights at the conference are LMC International Ltd, Ceres, Inc., Sustainable Aviation Network Europe, E4tech Ltd, CEA, GTL.F1 Ag, Southern Research Institute, Metso Power, Haldor Topsoe A/S, Chemrec AB, LanzaTech NZ, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, Anellotech Inc, Technical University of Denmark and BioMCN.
The conference in Rotterdam includes an optional site visit to the ECN Petten Facility offering a complete BTL production chain tour. Following that, participants will be taken to the lab-and-pilot scale MILENA indirect biomass gasifiers, (25 kWth resp. 800 kWth) which have been now specifically tailored for the synthesis of Substitute Natural Gas (SNG); to witness the 2 gasifiers which are equipped with the commercially available OLGA tar scrubbing technology and further gas cleaning equipment.
In addition, there will also be a visit to the entrained flow research facilities which include the pilot-scale torrefaction plant (PATRIG) and the lab-scale gasification simulator.
Besides the optional site visit, the 2-day conference will explore ongoing and upcoming BTL Projects & Commercial Deployments and spotlight on the Bure Saudron Project – the first BTL Project using external hydrogen to boost biofuels yields – as well as the technologies of GTL.F1/Lurgi making Bure possible.
The Bure Saudron Project showcases a complete BTL production chain: gathering and conditioning of the biomass, gasification, gas processing and conversion to synthetic fuel via the Fischer-Tropsch process. It is intended to provide the experience necessary for the establishment of a BTL sector, both for process integration techniques and for the definition of a regional economic model.
Currently, a limitation of BTL processing is the mass yield of the end products. The Bure Saudron project will experiment with a novel solution to increase process efficiency – the ratio of hydrogen to carbon monoxide generated during the synthesis stage of the fuel will be greatly enhanced by the external input of hydrogen. This innovation will be a world first, according to CEA.
Those seeking more insights on latest developments on Bure Saudron project will be pleased to know that the BTL & Bio-Based Chemicals conference has invited CEA to speak on the ‘First BTL project in France using external hydrogen to boost biofuels yields’.
BTL & Bio-Based Chemicals conference is now accepting registrations and enquiries on sponsorship packages, media partnerships and exhibition space. For full agenda, visit http://www.cmtevents.com/?ev=101034&st=55&pg=sc.