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Published May 18, 2011

All the partners in the DemoCLOCK project will work towards the proof of feasibility: the medium-scale demonstration of a 500kW packed bed CLC reactor in the Elcogas company’s Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant in Puertollano in Spain, the largest IGCC power plant in Europe.

SINTEF, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) and the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) will test the materials to be used in the reactors; Céramiques Techniques et Industrielles (CTI) will undertake large-scale fabrication of the materials;

SINTEF will lead the conceptual design phase and collaborate with TU/e to deliver an optimized reactor performance; Array Industries will take care of the detailed engineering design, construction and integration of the demonstration plant in Puertollano, which will be operated by ECN and Array Industries.

In order to ensure that all health, safety and environmental aspects are taken into account in the design, construction and operation of the reactor, the Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (IEIA), Verbia Nano Technologies and VITO will perform environmental impact and waste management assessments.

The implementation plan will be led by Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with Foster Wheeler Italiana, in order to confirm the technical and economical feasibility of integrating the process into large-scale power generation.

The commercialisation phase will be led by Foster Wheeler Italiana, and the entire project will be coordinated by SINTEF.