CLARA - Chemical Looping gasification for sustainable production of biofuels.

Funder: CEC-H2020-SC ENERGY
Duration: 01 December 2018 to 30 November 2022
Staff Involved: Prof Y Huang

The aim of CLARA is to develop a concept for the production of biofuels based on chemical looping gasification of biogenic residues. Through cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary cooperation, the CLARA consortium, consisting of thirteen international members including universities, research institutes and industrial partners, aims to investigate the complete biomass-to-fuel chain and bring the suggested process to market maturity. Here, the advantages of utilizing locally available biogenic residues and the economy of scale are combined, through decentralized feedstock pre-treatment facilities and a centralized fuel production plant in the scale of 100-300 MWth. The fuel production plant itself consists of a chemical looping gasifier for the production of a syngas, a gas treatment train to provide the required syngas composition for the subsequent synthesis, a Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactor to covert the syngas into liquid transportation fuels, and a hydrocracking unit for the production of drop-in fuels from FT-wax