Creating a syngas infrastructure based on multi-fuel gasifiers in the Port of Rotterdam area

This research project is part of a cooperation between TU Delft and the Port of Rotterdam authorities to investigate the possibilities of establishing a synthesis gas infrastructure based on gasification of widely differing fuels that are locally available in the harbour area. The syngas production facility is to be located in the Second Maasvlakte area. The topic concentrates on determining  the requirements of the gas quality (CO to H2 ratio, minor contaminant levels tolerated etc.) and expected mass flows based on multi-fuel gasification systems that must be identified based on existing technologies and expected feedstocks. A system study using Aspen Plus software is then to be carried out investigating the impact of different fuel blends and gasification / gas cleaning and upgrading conditions on energy and exergy efficiency of the systems that are considered most interesting.

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