TCR®-Fuel

TCR® process

The fuel is produced from waste materials such as sewage sludge or organic waste using the innovative TCR® process (thermo-catalytic reforming) of the Fraunhofer UMSICHT institute part Sulzbach-Rosenberg.

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Hornung, Director Institute Branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg Fraunhofer UMSICHT and Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs Franz Josef Pschierer

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The fuel is produced from waste materials such as sewage sludge or organic waste using the innovative TCR® process (thermo-catalytic reforming) of the Fraunhofer UMSICHT institute part Sulzbach-Rosenberg.

With the "thermo-catalytic reforming" (TCR® process), biomass is converted into high-quality energy and nutrient carriers in a multi-stage, thermal process. The process can efficiently process a wide range of biomass and residues from a dry content of 70% or more.

The fuel is produced from waste materials such as sewage sludge or organic waste using the innovative TCR® process (thermo-catalytic reforming) of the Fraunhofer UMSICHT. It can be used without further engine modifications in vehicles. This material and energy recovery of residual biomass reduces the emission of climate-damaging gases and diversifies the supply of raw materials.

Our fuel (green diesel and green gasoline) from biomass can be produced for 60 cents per liter (excluding tax) and can also be brought on the market as drop-in fuel, fuel oil additive and gasoline. Currently we can produce it with a 300kg / hour TCR machinery in Bavaria, in Sulzbach-Rosenberg (i.e., 300 kg biomass throughput per hour, about 30 l green fuel per hour). This machinery uses our patented TCR® process (thermo-catalytic reforming). This is a multi-stage, thermal process in which residual biomass is converted into three high quality products such as oil, gas and biochar.

Significant research for the TCR® process was carried out within the framework of the Center for Energy Storage, which received more than € 16 million from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs for the Fraunhofer institute in Sulzbach-Rosenberg and Straubing.

Video: Die Biobatterie - TCR ® (YouTube)