Work plan

FLEXCHX-project is organized in nine work packages
  • WP1 Coordination and Management (lead VTT, Esa Kurkela)
  • WP2 Concept development (lead ENS, Ralfas Lukoševičius)
  • WP3 Gasification and raw gas cleaning (lead VTT, Sanna Tuomi)
  • WP4 Reforming and final syngas cleaning (lead JM, Andrew Steele)
  • WP5 Flexible FT synthesis (lead IT, Tim Boeltken)
  • WP6 Validation of the key enabling technologies (lead VTT, Ilkka Hiltunen)
  • WP7 Integration of FT products to refineries (lead NES, Outi Ervasti)
  • WP8 Techno-economic & environmental assessment of the process concepts (lead DLR, Ralph-Uwe Dietrich)
  • WP9 Dissemination and Exploitation (lead VTT, Minna Kurkela)

WP1 is focused on the management and coordination actions and to ensure realization of the FLEXCHX project goals with the technical and financial quality level and timing.

In WP2, the available feedstock sources will be evaluated, the feasibility of different electrolysis technologies are assessed and the CHP markets are analysed in order to define the surrounding conditions and requirements for the FLEXCHX technology.

WPs 3, 4 and 5 are technical development work packages, where the new key enabling technologies are developed by carrying out experimental R&D at laboratory, bench-scale and pilot-scale test facilities.

In WP6, the key front-end technologies, gasifier, filtration unit and the catalytic reformer are validated in full gas flow of the 1 MW pilot gasifier. The simplified final gas cleaning process and the compact FT process are connected to a slipstream of this gasifier to carry out validations tests also for these process stages.

WP7 is focused on the back-end of the process and the aim is to define optimal ways for using the FT products in final refineries creating a maximal value for this renewable intermediate product.

In WP8, the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of the systems will be evaluated, which also includes sustainability studies.

Health, safety and environmental issues and technical risks related to follow-on industrial plants are evaluated in the process validation WP6, while the business risks are assessed in WP7 and WP8.

WP9 is the project Dissemination and Exploitation work package.

FLEXCHX overall approach and activities:

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