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Brazil-EU Cooperation for Development of Advanced Lignocellulosic Biofuels

Objective

The main objective of the BECOOL (EU) and BioVALUE (Brazil) projects is to strengthen EU-Brazil cooperation on advanced lignocellulosic biofuels. Information alignment, knowledge synchronization, and synergistic activities on lignocellulosic biomass production logistics and conversion technologies are key targets of both projects and will bring mutual benefits. Both projects are structured in 3 main pillars covering in a balanced way the whole range of activities of the biofuels value chain (biomass production, logistics, conversion and exploitation). The BECOOL consortium is composed by 14 partners from universities, research institutes, large industries/SMEs, from 7 EU countries. Together with improved logistics, the establishment of the BECOOL innovative cropping systems will enable to increase biomass feedstock availability by at least 50% without negatively impacting food production, soil quality, and customary land uses. The improvements in gasification process efficiency of new feedstocks will allow to achieve an optimal gas quality from non-conventional sources (e.g. lignocellulosic crops and residues). The use of energy carrier in gasification will allow to overcome a major logistics barriers for low-energy density feedstock, while the valorization of lignin-rich residues will dramatically improve the energy efficiency of the overall value chain. Technological breakthroughs on pre-treatment, hydrolysis and enzymatic saccharification and fermentation steps will increase the competitiveness of biochemical advanced ethanol. The cross-project model benchmarking, carried out between EU and Brazil, will decrease present limitations on growth, logistics and process academic models, making them more reliable, opening opportunities for business, new jobs, reduced land pressure, and enhanced environmental benefits in EU and Brazil.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-IA

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Net EU contribution
€ 740 040,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

INGEG S.R.L

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 53 830,66
Address
Strada Ribrocca 11
15057 Tortona

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Alessandria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 410 222,50
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede

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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
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 209 960,00
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 400 162,50
Address
Marathonos 19th Km
19009 Pikermi

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Region
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 251 000,00
Address
Via Della Navicella 2-4
00184 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DBFZ DEUTSCHES BIOMASSEFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 350 000,00
Address
Torgauer Strasse 116
04347 Leipzig

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Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 48 496,99
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Kop van Noord-Holland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ETA - ENERGIA, TRASPORTI, AGRICOLTURA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 239 000,00
Address
Via Antonio Giacomini 28 Stradario M2192
50132 Firenze

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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
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 310 162,50
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg

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Region
Niederösterreich Wiener Umland/Südteil
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LA DIMOSTRAZIONE SULLE ENERGIE RINNOVABILI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 470 572,50
Address
Viale Kennedy 182
50038 Scarperia E San Piero

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 550 663,09
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 389 885,00
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 575 959,26
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00