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Welcome to the homepage of the Horizon 2020 project CLARA.

The aim of CLARA is to develop a concept for the production of biofuels based on chemical looping gasification of biogenic residues. Through cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary cooperation, the CLARA consortium, consisting of thirteen international members including universities, research institutes and industrial partners, aims to investigate the complete biomass-to-fuel chain and bring the suggested process to market maturity.

Here, the advantages of utilizing locally availably biogenic residues and the economy of scale are combined, through decentralized feedstock pre-treatment facilities and a centralized fuel production plant in the scale of 100-300 MWth. The fuel production plant itself consists of a chemical looping gasifier for the production of a syngas, a gas treatment train to provide the required syngas composition for the subsequent synthesis, a Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactor to covert the syngas into liquid transportation fuels, and a hydrocracking unit for the production of drop-in fuels from FT-wax. A schematic overview over the suggested biomass-to-biofuel process chain is shown in the figure on the right.

Further information on the CLARA project and the associated technologies for the individual process steps of the biomass-to-fuel chain can be found under The Concept, while the latest project developments can be found under Project Progress.

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The CLARA Consortium consists of thirteen international members including universities, research institutes and industrial partners.