This page represents the progress of the project in the form of completed key milestones.

Catalytic Gasification of Waste Biomass to produce CO rich syngas:

  • M1.1 Evaluation and selection of candidate biomass waste streams (lignocellulosic and refuse derived)
  • M1.2 Synthesis and characterisation of tunable solid base tar-reduction catalysts
  • M1.3 Optimisation of hierarchically ordered solid base tar-reduction catalysts
  • M1.4 Optimisation of lab scale catalytic gasification and development of simulation models
  • M1.5 Identification of key catalyst deactivation pathways
  • M1.6 Design of deactivation resistant, promoted hierarchical base catalysts

Production of H2-rich syngas-electrochemical reduction of CO2

  • M2.1 Protocol developed for greener electrode material fabrication
  • M2.2 Optimized electrode nanomaterial fabrication techniques
  • M2.3 Pore-scale model vaildated and major SOCE degradation mechanism identified
  • M2.4 Single cell developed, tested and modelled using material from WP2.1
  • M2.5 New strategies for heat management and transport intensification at SOCE system level

FT processing of mixed syngas stream to produce jet fuel

  • M3.1 Rig installation completed and 80 catalyst samples prepared in a 1g microeactor system
  • M3.2 High temperature catalysts screened to achieve >80 % CO conversion in a single pass
  • M3.3 Lab scale FT catalyst with >80 % CO conversion, >50 % C8+ selectivity and >200 h stability
  • M3.4 Kinetic modelling and FT catalyst scaled up with high CO conversion C8+ selectivity and stability
  • M3.5 Jet fuel with best properties identified

Process integration and sustainability

  • M4.1 Outline of process models and flow-sheets for informing decisions in WP1
  • M4.2 Selection of main models and flow-sheets for linking WPs 1-3
  • M4.3 Simplified system integration of main models
  • M4.4 Selection of LCA methodology and tool for optimised model
  • M4.5¬†LCA of optimised model
  • M4.6 Techno-economic evaluation of new low carbon integrated jet fuel process
  • M4.7 Techno-economic evaluation of future policy change impacts

Policy, public engagement and regulation

  • M5.1 Identified the main stakeholders and potential courses of alternatives
  • M5.2 Literature review completed and methodological frameworks developed
  • M5.3 Finalised goals and targets desired by decision makers, and agreed performance criteria
  • M5.4 Data and preference gathered from relevant stakeholders
  • M5.5 Empirical results obtained, and performed robustness check
  • M5.6 Identified gaps and improvement areas, and made a set of policy recommendations