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Production of fully synthetic paraffinic jet fuel from wood and other biomass

Objective

"Swedish Biofuels AB, as the co-ordinator of a broad ranging international consortium, proposes the construction of a pre-commerical demonstration plant for the production of fully synthetic paraffinic jet fuel from wood and other biomass. The consortium is to design, construct, commission and operate the plant, which will take a variety of raw materials and produce jet fuel that is compatible, without blending, with in-service and envisaged jet engines for both military and civilian applications. The plant capacity is 10,000 t/y of fuel, of which 5,000 t/y fully synthetic paraffinic jet fuel, the rest is diesel and aviation gasoline.

The plant is based on technology that has been developed by Swedish Biofuels and LanzaTech, which. has been validated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and the United States Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). The technology has been granted patent protection in Europe the USA and the other major markets of the world. The plant, in the main, uses standard equipment. The non-standard equipment, roughly 10 % of the total, is to be manufactured by AS Remeksi Keskus.

The plant is to be constructed in Sweden on a site owned by Perstorp Bioproducts AB, the wood raw materials to be supplied by SCA Energy AB. The fuel will be used by Deutsche Lufthansa AG for flight tests. When the fuel is available it will used by Saab as part of a Sweden national study involving the Swedish jet fighter Gripen.

All products from the plant, jet fuel, diesel and aviation gasoline will be marketed by SkyEnergy BV.

The raw material base for the demonstration plant will be extended during the project by 1) the introduction of ethanol produced from municipal solid waste by Abengoa Bioenergia Nuevas Tecnologias SA 2) the use of biogas for the production of syngas by Perstorp. This will improve the plant economics and environmental impact, as will be investigated by E4Tech SARL during the project.

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Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/biofuels
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-2
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

SWEDISH BIOFUELS AB
Address
Po Box 122 76
102 27 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 21 633 029,90
Administrative Contact
Angelica Hull (Prof.)

Participants (8)

ABENGOA S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 890 847,40
Address
Campus Palmas Altas Parcela Ze-3
41014 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
María Teresa Morales Gavira (Ms.)
DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 870 000
Address
Venloer Strasse 151-153
50672 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Zschocke (Dr.)
SKYNRG BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 158 220
Address
Paradijsplein 1
1093 NJ Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maarten Van Dijk (Mr.)
E4TECH SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 151 369,70
Address
Avenue Juste-olivier 2
1006 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luca Bertuccioli (Dr.)
SCA ENERGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 88 080
Address
Skepparplatsen 1
851 88 Sundsvall
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anders Hultgren (Mr.)
AS REMEKSI KESKUS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 236 421
Address
Tuuslari 20
30322 Kohtla-jarve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Kravtsov (Mr.)
LANZATECH UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 458 038
Address
Horndean Road Forest House 3 5
RG12 0XQ Bracknell
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurel Harmon (Dr.)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 319 032
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Sterckx (Ms.)