Cost effective conversion of lignite & waste to liquid fuel

Funder: CEC Coal and Steel
Duration: 01 July 2018 to 31 December 2021
Staff Involved: Dr Y Huang, Prof N Hewitt

LIG2LIQ is a 3-year research project funded by the European Commission managed Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS). The aim is to develop an economically efficient concept for production of liquid fuels, such as Fischer-Tropsch fuels or methanol, from lignite and solid recovered fuel from municipal waste by means of the High Temperature Winkler (HTW) gasification technology. Capital costs are decreased by an innovative gas cleaning stage for the subsequent synthesis step. The full process chain is tested in a 500 kWth pilot plant. The process is scaled up to industrial size using adequate models that have been validated at pilot scale. A techno-economic assessment and life cycle analysis is performed.