Synthetic gas from residual materials: Syngas Platform Vienna

At the Syngas Platform Vienna, residual materials and biomass such as damaged wood, waste or sewage sludge are used to produce hydrogen-rich synthesis gas.

Syngas Platform Vienna: The world's first of its kind for the production of synthesis gas

In a further process step, this synthetic gas is synthesized into fuels such as diesel, SAF or methanol. The plant has been erected within the COMET project Waste2Value and helps to gain further operating experience. The entire process chain is the subject of research activities. From the raw material used, such as damaged wood, sewage sludge or biomass, to synthetic gas production, gas purification, synthesis and finally the use of the renewable fuel.

The Syngas Platform Vienna is the first plant of its kind in the world to demonstrate this technology in a single, industry-oriented and continuous process chain. The knowledge gained from the research will make it possible to assess and define the overall process both economically and technically. The Syngas Platform Vienna forms the basis for a planned implementation on a larger industrial scale to produce synthesis gas from residual materials and biomass.

Project launch and commissioning

The Syngas Platform for the production of synthetic gas from waste materials and biomass was commissioned in March 2022.

If you are interested in participating in our project or would like us to participate in your project, please contact our project coordinators:

Matthias Kuba:

Gerald Weber:


Use, definition, utilization and more: Our Syngas Platform at a glance

Our vision: The conversion of residual materials in order to use them as storable energy sources.

Our area of expertise: Converting biomass and residues such as waste wood or sewage sludge into synthesis gas through thermochemical gas production and making them usable.

The process chain: gas production - gas processing - gas application

The process: Biomass and waste materials are converted into synthetic gas.

The products: synthetic fuels such as FT diesel, SAF, methanol and gaseous energy sources such as H2 (hydrogen) or synthetic natural gas.

CO₂ neutrality: Through the sustainable use of raw materials such as biomass, sewage sludge, wood and waste, our synthesis gas promotes CO₂ neutrality.

Storing electricity: Surplus electricity from wind and solar power plants is used and stored for H2 synthesis.

Use of synthetic gas: Synthesis gas is used directly to generate electricity and heat, and clean fuel gas can also be produced from ash-rich residues such as waste wood.

Further processing: Synthesis gas is further processed into storable energy sources and made usable for existing fuel and natural gas infrastructures.

Development and optimization: Thanks to our expertise and experience, we are able to continuously develop our own infrastructures and optimize entire process chains.


Fotocredits: BEST Bildarchiv, Wien Energie / Christian Hofer


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How can gas be produced from waste?

We can produce synthetic gas (syngas) from residual materials such as biomass, waste, waste wood or even sewage sludge using thermochemical gas production.

In thermochemical gas generation, we convert the chemical energy of a solid into a gaseous energy source. In addition to generating electricity and heat, the focus is on providing high-quality energy sources.

What is synthetic gas and what is it used for?

Synthesis gas (syngas) is synthetic gas that is produced using thermochemical processes. We use residual materials and biomass such as waste wood, sewage sludge or waste as raw materials. In a further step, we use this syngas to produce synthetic fuels such as FT diesel, FT kerosene and methanol. Synthetic gas is also used in the production of gaseous energy sources such as hydrogen (H2) and synthetic natural gas.

Is synthesis gas sustainable?

The fact that we use renewable raw materials such as biomass or sewage sludge to produce synthesis gas means that this synthetic gas is sustainable and CO₂-neutral.

In our vision, however, synthesis gas from residues and biomass is not only sustainable, but also future-proof. The conversion of residual materials into storable energy sources plays an important role here. We can also use surplus electricity from wind and solar power plants to produce additional hydrogen (H2) for synthesis. This allows us to store energy with our syngas platform.

More information

Further information about the project Waste2Value

Pictures of construction and start-up of the pilot facility