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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/biofuels
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/microwave technology

Call for proposal

H2020-FTIPilot-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ARGENT ENERGY (UK) LIMITED
Address
Biggar Road 236-240 Newarthill
ML1 5FA Motherwell
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 829 412,50

Participants (5)

BDI - BIOENERGY INTERNATIONAL AG

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 374 542,70
Address
Parkring 18
8074 Grambach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STAGECOACH BUS HOLDINGS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 49 851,38
Address
Dunkeld Road 10
PH1 5TW Perth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 578 933,88
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QUANTIS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 238 875
Address
3 Rue De Pondichery
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BDI-BIOENERGY INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 47 471,55
Address
Parkring 18
8074 Grambach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)