Ghent Syngas Cluster

Ghent Syngas Cluster

Project in the frame of the call Entrepreneurship – New factory of the Future

Coordinator: Ghent Bio-Economy Valley
Partners:  Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
Timing: March 7th 2012 – December 31st 2014
Total budget: 224.735 EUR


The Ghent Syngas Cluster project aims at developing and demonstrating new innovative technology to convert syngas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas, into green chemicals, sustainable fuels and green electricity. To achieve this, a study will be performed to check the technical and economic feasibility to construct a demonstration unit at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent to optimize, scale up and demonstrate this new technology at pilot level. A consortium of different companies will be gathered that will develop and demonstrate the new technology within the Ghent Syngas Cluster in the port of Ghent. The new process has the potential to reduce the carbon dioxide emission considerably, as such counteracting global warming. This technology can broadly be applied and should lead to marketable technology that can be applied worldwide.

The Ghent Syngas Cluster project is supported financially by Agentschap Ondernemen, in the framework of ‘Vlaanderen in Actie’ and ‘Nieuw Industrieel Beleid’.