Progress

* B2: DETERMINE OPTIMUM  BIOSOLVENT FOR SYNTHETIC GAS CLEANING SYSTEM (CARTIF AND ASMADERA)

Status: Completed.

A series of experiments using a laboratory reactor to generate the pyrolysis gas (500-700 ° C) have been developed to select the correct biosolvent. These conditions will be used in the demonstration plant. Then, the pyrolysis gas was led into a gas cleaning system with biosolvent.

After lab scale experiments, vegetable oil and water have been selected as the best biosolvents.

* B3: DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE SYNTHETIC GAS CLEANING SYSTEM (CARTIF AND ASMADERA)

Status: In progress.

This action is in the design phase of the gas cleaning system for mimization the tar content.

* B5: SYNTHETIC GAS CLEANING SYSTEM COMMISSIONING AND OPTIMIZATION (INGEMAS Y CARTIF)

Status: In progress.

* B6. CIVIL WORKS (INGEMAS y ASMADERA)

Status: In progress.

The civil Works actions, have suffered delays due to the search of a suitable  engine for the type of syngas that will be generated in the plant; however the begining of the actions is inminent.

* B7. BIOMASS STORAGE AND FEEDING SYSTEM (INGEMAS)

Status: In progress.

Due to the dimensions of the Project, the suitable feeding sistema has not been founded yet. The installation of a top loader or a mobile floor have been rejected and in this moment the installation of a hopper over a transport system and an elevation system to the pyrolysis kiln.

* B8. ENGINE (INGEMAS y ASMADERA)

Status: In progress.

After the shipment of the biomass to the partner who is in charge of the design and installation of the pyrolysis kiln, a final composition of the syngas gas obtained. This composition has been used in the engine searching process in order to find the suitable engine and has been sent to the engine supplier that seems to be the most competitive. After the analysis of the data, the supplier has submitted a budget quotation that is being studied.

* B13: BIOMASS SUPPLY AND CHIPPING (ASMADERA y CARTIF)

Status: In progress.

Biomass was sent to Cartif (approximately 200 kg) so they could do their activities.

* B14: BIOMASS CHARACTERIZATION (CARTIF Y ASMADERA)

Status: Completed.

The raw material to be used throughout the project is the biomass of Eucalyptus globulus. The selection of sampling points was based on plantations whose logging and collection of waste is carried out in different seasons. Therefore we were able to determine the possible influence of seasonality on waste characteristics for its later energy use.

ASMADERA collaborated with CARTIF sending the amount of biomass they needed.

* D1: DISSEMINATION AND COMUNICATION CAMPAIGN (ASMADERA, INGEMAS AND CARTIF)

Status: Completed.

It has done many dissemination and comunication campaign which are exposed on the Web  at News y Documents.

* D3: PROJECT WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT (ASMADERA)

Status: Completed.

It has created a specific project website.

* E1: GENERAL MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION OF THE PROJECT (INGEMAS, CARTIF  AND ASMADERA)

Status: In progress

As has been stablished since the beginning of the project, Ingemas continues complying with its obligations as coordinator. Apart from the organization and management of the meetings with the rest of the partners, is in charge of be the contact between the European Commission and the Consortium for the commitment of the obligations stablished by the Grant Agreement.