The EU-FP7 Project SUCCESS - Scale-up of Oxygen Carrier for Chemical Looping Combustion using Environmentally Sustainable Materials
Paper i proceeding, 2017

The paper gives a high level overview of the work performed in the EU-FP7 funded project SUCCESS (Scale-up of oxygen carrier for chemical looping combustion using environmentally sustainable materials). The project is the most recent one in a series of successful EU-funded research projects on the chemical looping combustion (CLC) technology. Its main objective is to perform the necessary research in order to demonstrate the CLC technology in the range of 10 MW fuel power input. The main focus is on scale-up of production of two different oxygen carrier materials using large scale equipment and industrially available raw materials. This will guarantee availability of oxygen carrier material at tonne scale. The scale-up of the two materials, a Cu and a Mn based, was successful and first tests with the Cu material have already been performed in four different pilot units up to 150 kW where the material showed excellent performance regarding fuel conversion. In addition to technology scale-up, extensive end-user evaluation is performed. This evaluation includes investigations on health, security and environmental impacts (HSE), a life cycle analysis and a techno-economic analysis to compare the CLC technology for steam generation against the current state-of-the-art technologies.

oxygen carrier

fluidized bed

carbon capture and storgae

carbon capture

Chemical looping combustion

natural gas


Stefan Penthor

Technische Universität Wien

Tobias Mattisson

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Energiteknik

Juan Adánez

CSIC - Instituto de Carboquimica (ICB)

Stéphane Bertolin

IFP Energies nouvelles

Enrica Masi

Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse

Yngve Larring

Sintef Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research At the Norwegian Institute of Technology

O. Langørgen


Jochen Ströhle

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Frans Snijkers

Flemish Institute for Technological Research

Lieve Geerts

Flemish Institute for Technological Research

Knuth Albertsen

Euro Support Advanced Materials BV

Gareth Williams

Johnson Matthey Plc

O. Bertsch

Bertsch Energy GmbH and Co KG

Olivier Authier

EDF Electricite de France

Ytalo Dávila

Royal Dutch Shell

Mahdi Yazdanpanah


Tobias Pröll

Universität für Bodenkultur Wien

Anders Lyngfelt

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Energiteknik

Hermann Hofbauer

Technische Universität Wien

Energy Procedia

18766102 (ISSN)

Vol. 114 395-406