Turning lignin waste into high-quality liquid fuels
The EU-funded EHLCATHOL project aims to transform waste from second-generation bioethanol production into high-performance fuel blends, for example, high-octane gasoline and diesel with a high cetane number. Research activities will focus on further improving the catalytic activity and stability of lignin solvolysis, reaction selectivity and biofuel combustion. The ultimate aim is to develop novel techniques to utilise the energy of the enzymatic hydrolysis lignin waste and transform this waste into high-quality liquid fuels that can find use in hybrid cars, heavy-duty transport vehicles, ships and jet aeroplanes. Project activities could lead to increasing the energy efficiency of the second-generation bioethanol production chain, contributing to the EU's target to be climate-neutral by 2050.
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action
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