14h00 Introduction, Robert Muhlke, GRTgaz
14h15 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Nikolaos Boukis
14h30 PSI + TreaTech, David Baudouin (PSI) and Gael Peng (TreaTech), Frederic Julliard (TreaTech)
15h00 CEA, Isabelle Chapuis
15h15 CADE Soluciones, Victor Ruiz
15h30 Bright Circular, John Harrinck
15h45 Conclusions and Open to the floor
Moderator : Robert Muhlke, GRTgaz
simultaneous translation : french/english
« GRTgaz is committed, in accordance with the mandate given by the energy regulatory commission (CRE), to identify the economic conditions allowing the development of new renewable gas sectors (methanation, pyrogasification, Hydrothermal gasification and Power-to -gas). Concerning the valorization of liquid biomass by Hydrothermal Gasification, we seek to create links between the developers of the technology, the industrial equipment manufacturers being able to design parts of high technicality and sites having the biomass resource.
In this, GRTgaz initiates and supports numerous partnership approaches aimed at testing the technology with prospects who, by supplying sludge or digestate from STEP sludge, digestate from agricultural methanisation or agricultural effluents (slurry, leachate, hydrolysis ,…), Gain first experience with concrete results that are both technical and economic.
At the same time, we are a stakeholder in the creation and management of this new sector to define its future regulatory framework on the technological and financial level (support mechanism).
Finally, with the aim of achieving the first industrial projects in France by 2024/2025, GRTgaz wishes to initiate by 2022 the setting up of a first pre-industrial demonstration project on a site with around 10,000 tonnes per year of liquid biomass waste or residue. Sludges from treatment plants, methanation digestates that cannot be recovered locally by spreading, animal or industrial effluents whose dry matter is still fairly rich in organic matter are ideal candidates.
To find out more: our study on the potential of Hydrothermal Gasification in France (exec summary in English) and an educational video (in English) »