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Demonstration of new, challenging and high FFA waste oil and fat feedstock in biodiesel process with improved costs, conversion and high fuel quality

Objective

BioDie2020 will recover unconventional, degraded waste oils & fats, notably from Water Company infrastructures, and demonstrate the conversion of these wastes as a sustainable feedstock for biodiesel production. This break-through & beneficial pathway will maximise the use of waste oils & fats on a large scale for the 1st time on the biodiesel market, leading to lower transport carbon emissions. BioDie2020 FTI combines 5 top EU players in an agile & direct value-chain, working on this industry-wide milestone which will improve costs & conversion, achieving high fuel quality. Project coordinator Argent (UK, INDUS), a forward-thinking biofuel leader, will thus demonstrate biodiesel production in a closed-loop business model. 2 key process improvements will go from TRL6 to 7 at Argent’s biodiesel plant (site at Stanlow, UK): i) biofuel technology provider BDI (Austria, SME) will deliver Sulphur reduction in the biodiesel process; ii) microwave technology provider LJMU (UK, Uni) will integrate their bespoke microwave unit to improve pre-treatment of challenging feedstocks. Stagecoach (UK, INDUS), a leading EU captive bus fleet service provider, will perform field trials of final biodiesel. Quantis (France, SME), an ambitious EU SME will perform LCA & LCC analysis of the overall process, ensuring sustainability objectives are achieved. BioDie2020 partners own IP on each technical brick, giving pathways to market & business opportunities. Argent will save ~€5 million/year on feedstock costs, improving ROIC from 12% to 18% by 2019. Demo of BDI’s new process will confer a competitive edge on the retrofit market, giving them a ~25% sales increase by 2020. BioDie2020 will deliver 17 direct jobs and ~100 indirect jobs created or sustained in the EU by 2020. Argent’s ultimate aim is to invest in biofuel deployment via this reproducible waste-to-biodiesel plant (embedded in a closed-loop business model) with market replication by 2020 via commissioning or acquisition & retrofit.

Call for proposal

H2020-FTIPilot-2016

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Sub call

H2020-FTIPilot-2016-1

Coordinator

ARGENT ENERGY (UK) LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 829 412,50
Address
Biggar Road 236-240 Newarthill
ML1 5FA Motherwell
United Kingdom

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Region
West Central Scotland North Lanarkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 355 462,50

Participants (5)

BDI - BIOENERGY INTERNATIONAL AG

Participation ended

Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 374 542,70
Address
Parkring 18
8074 Grambach

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 160 518,30
STAGECOACH BUS HOLDINGS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 49 851,38
Address
Dunkeld Road 10
PH1 5TW Perth

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Region
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 21 364,87
LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 578 933,88
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool

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Region
North West (England) Merseyside Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 46 433,62
QUANTIS SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 238 875,00
Address
3 Rue De Pondichery
75015 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 102 375,00
BDI-BIOENERGY INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 47 471,55
Address
Parkring 18
8074 Grambach

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 20 344,95