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Final Report - GREASOLINE (New Technology for Conversion of Waste Fats to High-Quality Fuels)

Project ID: 18109
Funded under: FP6-SME

Abstract

This is the final report of the GREASOLINE project, which introduced a new technology for the conversion of waste fats to high-quality fuels. Based on a patent applied by one of the RTD performers, the GREASOLINE process generates hydrocarbons, which are known from fossil diesel fuel, from fatty acids.

The report defines the project's objectives, introduces the contractors involved, describes how the experiments were set and conducted and finally discusses results and findings. Theory and experiments clearly showed that especially the waste fats and oils of poor quality, i.e. those displaying a high content of free fatty acids, are an ideal low-cost feedstock for GREASOLINE plants. Thus, the technology contributes to bio-based fuel supply without touching food resources. A strong impact on Europe's ecology and SME competitiveness will be ensured, resulting even in an export of the technology beyond the EU's borders.

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Record Number: 11047 / Last updated on: 2011-04-14
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