We are looking for startups and scaleups that work together with BioMCN to make technical adjustments to the current production facilities at Delfzijl to prepare the facility to make the transition towards the production of 100% green methanol. BioMCN recently ran a pilot in which they replaced 20% of the feedstock with green syngas, which had little effect on the production layout of the plants. However, increasing this to 100% in the upcoming 10-25 years will require significant technological adjustments in the plant infrastructure and machinery. We are looking for solutions that can support in these adjustments taking into account internal mass and heat flows, interesting directions include:
Green solutions to produce Hydrogen, for example, electrolysis or biomass gasification.
Applications for excess heat
Ways to reuse the excess heat produced during BioMCN’s conversion process. These can be both internal, for BioMCN’s use, or external, for example, the city’s use.
Catalyst that can be used to efficiently convert CO2 and H2 into methanol.
Software that can simulate internal mass, heat flows and process conditions of Green methanol production using 100% green syngas, and show areas of improvement. For example, how will the distillation process look like, when 100% green syngas is used as a feedstock. Solutions include software using dynamic process modelling and digital twin simulation.
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU
Pilot contract with BioMCN to test your solution in a simulation, and further collaboration if successful.
Access to the BioMCN network of partners, for example, General Electric/Siemens as they are major suppliers of BioMCN’s compressors.
Access to the EBG network
Have a working prototype or demonstrator
Be able to launch a finished product or service within the next 18 months
Be able to do a pilot project in the Netherlands
The deadline for applications of proposals is on November 11th, 2019 at midnight (UTC+2).
ANNONCEMENT SELECTED STARTUPS
The announcement of selected companies will be done latest December 12th, 2019.
The selected companies will be invited for one-on-one business meetings to discuss the potential pilot with BioMCN from January 7th till 8th 2020, during Sustainable Industry Challenge – Chemport Europe edition in Groningen, the Netherlands.
The most relevant startup(s)/scaleup(s) will start with the pilot from February, 2020 onwards.