Biobattery: Integration of thermo-catalytic reforming, pressure swing adsorption and hydrodeoxygenation for the production of 100% green fuels, biochar, heat and power

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  • Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT
  • Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


The concept of the Biobattery is to process biomass residues to produce energy vectors which are easily storable and transportable. These energy vectors provide a solution for wrong time wrong place energy demand - as power, as heat or as fuel for transport. A key component of the Biobattery is the thermo-catalytic reforming (TCR) unit, which produces bio-oil, syngas and biochar. An integrated approach will demonstrate and validate the technical and economic viability of the combination of thermo-catalytic reforming, pressure swing adsorption and hydro-deoxygenation, together with their environmental and social sustainability, as well as the cost-competitiveness, at near commercial scale. The integrated concept will be described and results of the production of TCR-bio-oil from anaerobic digestate and sewage sludge as well as hydro-deoxygenated oil will be presented. The results are discussed and an outlook for the upscale to industrial size will be given.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEUBCE 2017 Online Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2017
Event25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition: 5th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 12 Jun 201715 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings


Conference25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Abbreviated titleEUBCE 2017


  • Biochar, Biomass to liquid (BtL), Biorefinery, Hydrogen, Thermochemical conversion, Upgrading

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