Participation in EU Greensyngas Project
27 Feb 2008
Porvair plc ("Porvair"), the specialist filtration and environmental technology group, is pleased to announce its participation in GREENSYNGAS, a €6.7 million three year project funded by the European Commission under its 7th Framework Program. The project team comprises several academic, research and commercial organisations and Porvair's involvement highlights its strong position in the increasingly busy gasification sector.
The project will develop and demonstrate advanced synthesis gas cleaning technologies based on both the physical separation and chemical conversion of product gas derived from biomass gasification. The purified 'syngas' cleaned by these processes will be suitable for a number of downstream applications including conversion into synthetic biofuels for the transport sector; hydrogen; or electricity generation with carbon capture and sequestration.
Ben Stocks Chief Executive of Porvair commented:
"We are delighted to be a founder member of the Greensyngas project. Its focus on biomass adds to Porvair's existing experience with various forms of coal and petcoke. Gasification of such materials is a fast growing and active market. We are very busy in this field with work underway for a range of commercial partners as well as the US Department of Energy and two of the major oil companies. Our latest commercial order will ship in the first half of 2008."
For more information, contact:
Ben Stocks, Chief Executive 01553 765 500
Chris Tyler, Group Finance Director 01553 765 500
0207 466 5000
Charles Ryland / Susanna Gale
Notes to editors
Porvair is a group of specialist filtration and environmental technology businesses. Its products are used in a range of niche filtration markets, and are derived from its expertise in the development and manufacture of porous and microporous ceramics, metals, plastics and carbons.
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