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"2,000 TON/Y INDUSTRIAL SCALE DEMONSTRATION BIOREFINERY ON LIGNIN-BASED AVIATION FUEL"

Objective

"Potential funding from the European Commission (FP7 – Call Energy.2013.3.2.1) would be used in the BIOREFLY Project in the design, procurement, construction and operation of an advanced 2,000 ton/y paraffinic aviation fuel pre-commercial industrial demonstration plant in Italy, for the conversion of organic residues (such as lignin derived from the conversion of lignocellulosic feedstock into bioethanol) into the liquid biofuel.

The Project will be coordinated by Biochemtex, a wholly-owned global engineering subsidiary of Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G), that from 2009 has demonstrated the technological, economic and environmental sustainability of second generation bioethanol production from lignocellulosic feedstock (PROESA® technology). Biochemtex is operating pilot/demo plants able to convert the renewable lignin into precursors of the jet fuel (Jet A/Jet A-1).

The next step in the evolution of this technical platform is the construction of a demonstration facility, that will be the first in its kind at industrial scale, able to combine a second generation lignocellulosic conversion with an innovative technology for jet fuel production. So, the overall goal of the BIOREFLY Project is to demonstrate and validate the key process units (such as catalytic conversion of coproduct lignin into precursors, separation and chemical conversion to the desired jet fuel composition) at pre-commercial scale, enhancing the techno-economic feasibility of the entire process and paving the way to large industrial production and aviation market utilization. Through the collaboration with R&D centers and key industrial players in the aviation sector, the BIOREFLY project will prove and disseminate the results with test on engines and demonstration flights.

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Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/biofuels
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-2
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

INGEG S.R.L
Address
Strada Ribrocca 11
15057 Tortona
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 10 325 560
Administrative Contact
Stefania Pescarolo (Ms.)

Participants (5)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Massimo Morbidelli (Prof.)
KONINKLIJKE LUCHTVAART MAATSCHAPPIJNV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 869 277
Address
Amsterdamseweg 55
1182 GP Amstelveen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ruben Alblas (Mr.)
CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LA DIMOSTRAZIONE SULLE ENERGIE RINNOVABILI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 812 000
Address
Viale Kennedy 182
50038 Scarperia E San Piero
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Chiaramonti (Dr.)
SKYNRG BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 165 900
Address
Paradijsplein 1
1093 NJ Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Theye Veen (Mr.)
WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 295 200
Address
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Meyer Haege (Ms.)