- Start date: 1 July 2019
- End date: 31/06/22
- Funder: EU Horizon 2020
- Value: €3,218,300
- Partners and collaborators: Helmholtz Zentrum Potsdam Deutschesgeoforschungszentrum Gfz De, Technische Universitaet Bergakademie Freiberg Germany, Glowny Instytut Gornictwa Pl, University Of Leeds Uk, Calamites Ltd. Hu, Dmt Gmbh & Co. Kg Germany, Public Power Corporation S.A. El, Pecsi Tudomanyegyetem - University Of Pecs Hungary, Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis Greece
- Primary investigator: Thomas Kempka ( GFZ)
- Co-investigators: Professor Vasilis Sarhosis
- Postgraduate students: Samuel Parsons
ODYSSEUS aims at Coal-to-Liquids Supply Chain (CLSC) integration and enhanced assessment of operational, economic and environmental risks during or after mine operation in unfavourable geological settings for potential high coal production areas in European medium- to low-grade coal deposits.
For that purpose, technological CLSC integration and optimisation are the main project tasks, supported by experimental activities on upgrading coal-derived liquids and by-product beneficiation, integration of conventional and innovative mine development as well as enhanced techno-economic and environmental risk management.
Best-practices guidelines and workshops will support decision makers and stakeholders in increasing EU-wide resources utilization and employment, while reducing import dependency