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Advanced biofuel production with energy system integration

Objective

The ECRIA project AMBITION aims to develop a long-term joint European Community Research and Innovation Agenda on the integration of biofuels production and surplus grid electricity valorisation. AMBITION brings together eight partners from eight different countries into a European wide lasting research partnership, which is closely linked to EERA Bioenergy. The current fragmentation in energy systems and an increasing share of intermittent energy ask for solutions providing integration and flexibility in the system. AMBITION targets the challenge of system flexibility by integrating (i.e. creating a bridge between) two forms of energy carriers, e.g. grid electricity and biofuels. Further, CO2 from current energy systems and industrial production can to be utilized as an alternative carbon source as an alternative to sequestration. The project targets a limited set of specific aspects (topics) of the integration challenge, which are in line with the priority areas identified in the SET plan Integrated Roadmap. Based on a short-term RIA, several key bottlenecks in biomass conversion technologies such as energy-efficient, low-temperature biomass pre-treatment, gasification and gas cleaning/conditioning to valorize lignin-rich biorefinery residue feedstock and syngas fermentation for the sustainable production of biofuels and chemicals are eliminated through transnational and integrated multidisciplinary research. AMBITION improves the overall material and energy efficiency of the conversion processes and simultaneously reduces capital and operation costs to facilitate implementation in an innovative and integrated European Energy system.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/biofuels
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/fermentation
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-ERA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 375 231,25

Participants (9)

Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 483 610
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 83 184,91
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 294 176,25
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 164 970
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 153 750
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 211 303,75
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 321 525
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 67 168,75
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 340 066,34
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations