Bio-SNG: Demonstration of the Production and Utilization of Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) from Solid Biofuels
Repotec, Guessing, Austria April 2007
Methane derived from solid biofuels is an important option for achieving the political target of an increased use of alternative motor fuels. The biomass methanation has already been demonstrated on a small scale. Biomethane can easily be fed into the existing natural gas infrastructure and then be used in established end use technologies (particularly in vehicle fleets). Although this option has been explicitly encouraged by the EC Directive 2003/55/EC, so far R&D has not been focused on gaseous biofuels.
Thus, the objective of this project is to realise and demonstrate the production of synthetic natural gas (SNG) from solid biofuels within an innovative, large scale gasification plant, which is in operation in Austria, and to use this motor fuel in energy efficient vehicles (well to wheel - WTW).