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H2020

TCR Report Summary

Project ID: 736683

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - TCR (Feasibility Assessment on Thermal Catalytical Reforming)

Reporting period: 2016-06-01 to 2016-10-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

Thor Biocrude (NL) and Susteen Technologies (GER) are taking the next step in the development and roll-out of a novel and low-cost biomass waste-to-fuel technology platform called Thermal Catalytic Reforming (TCR). TCR is a biomass conversion technology that converts low value wet organics bio-waste into high value biocrude (TCR-oil), green hydrogen-rich bio-syngas, and solid bio-char, that can be processed to biofuels and biochemicals.

Thor Biocrude (NL) and Susteen Technologies (GER) will establish a joint venture (JV) (work title “Susteen Biocrude”) for the refining and marketing of biocrude oils to marketable hydrocarbon products. This JV has a high strategic relevance and strong market opportunity. The joint venture will focus on the conversion of low-value domestic, municipal or industrial carbon-rich waste flows into biocrude oil, the upgrading of biocrude into marketable bioliquids and their trading into fuel and chemical feedstock markets.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

Specific activities conducted during this H2020-SMEINT Phase 1 feasibility study were:
• Analysis of the end-to-end value chain for the conversion of organic waste into sustainable basis resources (coal, gas and biocrude oil) and the further refining of biocrude oil into marketable second generation fuels.
• Perform exemplary business case analysis for this value chain
• Evaluate required specifications and characteristics of these applications with potential customers
• Propose most relevant prototype projects for field trials with potential EU customers
• Elaborate on a detailed business plan [D1].

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

The establishment of a small-scale biocrude refinery and creation of a dedicated company that fills the gap in the value chaing waste-to-fuel, will boost the deployment of the TCR platform. Customers that might have been hesitating to invest into a TCR platform because the platform doesn’t directly links with its products to the market, now see a company that can and will take the products and upgrade, market and sell them. Thereby the establishment of the biocrude refinery eliminates a barrier for customers that have to decide to deploy a TCR platform and as such the impact of this change positively affects the impact of the TCR waste-to-fuel platform.

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Record Number: 196463 / Last updated on: 2017-03-29
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