CRI, Sorpa and NMI awarded project grant from the New Technology Development Fund to study waste gasification for renewable fuel production

The project‘s goal is toobtain technical know-how and scientific data for the recycling of carbon rich waste and other waste feedstock for the production of renewable liquid fuel.

As a part of the project a pilot scale facility will be established to convert liquid and solid waste as well as biomass into a synthesis gas mixture. The gas mixture, composed of mainly carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen( H2) as well as some carbon dioxide (CO2) will be converted via a catalytic process into methanol using CRI‘s existing pilot plant facilities. The project will benefit from the extensive experience of SORPA in processing various paper, plastic and biomass streams.

The data obtained will be used in a detailed feasibility study for the expansions of CRI‘s ISP and CSP facilities, utilizing CRI‘s second generation Emission to Liquids technology (ETL2). The expansion will increase process efficiency by using by-product oxygen from electrolysis. CRI‘s technology has the potential to increase the amount of fuel produced per ton of input feedstock compared to alternative processes by fully utilizing the carbon content, including CO2. The technology has the potential to reduce the cost of producing renewable liquid fuels, increase waste recycling and reduce the need for landfills.

Project manager is Ómar Freyr Sigurbjörnsson, Director of Research and Development at Carbon Recycling International.