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Chemical transformation of enzymatic hydrolysis lignin (EHL) with catalytic solvolysis to fuel commodities under mild conditions

Project description

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-RES-RIA
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Coordinator

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 094 555

Participants (6)

LEIBNIZ - INSTITUT FUR KATALYSE EV AN DER UNIVERSITAT ROSTOCK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 499 935
Address
Albert-einstein-strasse 29A
18059 Rostock
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
Sti-iel-nanolab/station 11
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 499 026,25
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 499 938,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 499 986,25
Address
Den Dolech 2 2
5612 AZ Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VERTORO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 406 187,50
Address
Urmonderbaan 22
6167 RD Geleen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)