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Appraisal of a bioliq pilot plant for producing synthetic fuels, Germany

Appraisal of a bioliq pilot plant for producing synthetic fuels, Germany
Under the “Renewable Resources” incentive program of the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) as well as from the earmarked assets of the German government’s “Investment and Sinking Fund”, three grant projects for the bioliq biomass-to-liquid process were financed through the client via the special major research fund at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The objective was to produce gasoline cuts from biomass by its pyrolysis and gasification, while using the syngas in a novel gasoline synthesis method. This objective was not attained by the scheduled deadlines. Fichtner was contracted to prepare an appraisal evaluating the funding up to now for the bioliq process of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) by the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV). This provided the basis for an assessment of whether bioliq technology could attain technical operability that would in turn permit commercial marketing.

Our services

  • Evaluation of technical concept
  • Identification of critical project and technology aspects
  • Assessment of the project status
  • Preparing a continuation prognosis for the owners and financiers

Client

German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, Bonn, Germany