The CONVERGE project

13 februari 2019

HyET Hydrogen is part of the CONVERGE project. The CONVERGE project will demonstrate a new innovative process that will make biodiesel competitive with fossil fuels in terms of both effectiveness and price.

Today, less than 0.1 per cent of all biomass is used to produce biodiesel, due to an inefficient and complex production process.

The CONVERGE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 818135. New technologies, will increase the biodiesel production output by 12 per cent while reducing costs by more than 10 per cent.

At the heart of CONVERGE are five breakthrough technologies bringing together the latest developments in the gasification of secondary biomass, upgrading and separation of synthesis gas streams, production of green CO2 for negative emissions, and hydrogen purification and compression. 

HyET Hydrogen contributes to this project by providing electrochemical hydrogen purification and compression from bio-based gaseous feeds to provide pure, high-pressure hydrogen for the conversion of CO2 into methanol. HyET Hydrogen will design and build an EHC system that extracts and compresses H2 at >99.5% purity to 50 bar in a single step and at a primary energy consumption down to 12 MJ/kg H2, at a 10 Nm3/hr H2 (20 kg H2/day) output.

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