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The Demonstration of Waste Biomass to Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen

Objective

TO-SYN-FUEL will demonstrate the conversion of organic waste biomass (Sewage Sludge) into biofuels. The project implements a new integrated process combining Thermo-Catalytic Reforming (TCR©), with hydrogen separation through pressure swing adsorption (PSA), and hydro deoxygenation (HDO), to produce a fully equivalent gasoline and diesel substitute (compliant with EN228 and EN590 European Standards) and green hydrogen for use in transport . The TO-SYN-FUEL project consortium has undoubtedly bought together the leading researchers, industrial technology providers and renewable energy experts from across Europe, in a combined, committed and dedicated research effort to deliver the overarching ambition. Building and extending from previous framework funding this project is designed to set the benchmark for future sustainable development and growth within Europe and will provide a real example to the rest of the world of how sustainable energy, economic, social and environmental needs can successfully be addressed. This project will be the platform for deployment of a subsequent commercial scale facility. This will be the first of its kind to be built anywhere in the world, processing organic industrial wastes directly into transportation grade biofuels fuels which will be a demonstration showcase for future sustainable investment and economic growth across Europe. This project will mark the first pre-commercial scale deployment of the technology processing up to 2100 tonnes per year of dried sewage sludge into 210,000 litres per year of liquid biofuels and up to 30,000 kg of green hydrogen. The scale up of 100 of such plants installed throughout Europe would be sufficient to convert up to 32 million tonnes per year of organic wastes into sustainable biofuels, contributing towards 35 million tonnes of GHG savings and diversion of organic wastes from landfill. This proposal is responding to the European Innovation Call LCE-19.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-IA

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Net EU contribution
€ 6 230 931,33
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (12)

ENGIE SERVICES NEDERLAND NV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 150 898,92
Address
Kosterijland 20
3980 CE Bunnik

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 64 670,97
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 488 345,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 321 125,00
Address
Piazzale Mattei Enrico 1
00144 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 137 625,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 789 003,75
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ETA - ENERGIA, TRASPORTI, AGRICOLTURA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 219 454,38
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
€ 94 051,87
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 202 562,50
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SUSTEEN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 484 487,50
Address
An Der Maxhuette 1
92237 Sulzbach Rosenberg

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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
Bayern Oberpfalz Amberg-Sulzbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 207 637,50
WRG EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 398 833,75
Address
3 Southernhay West Haines Watts Exeter Llp
EX1 1JG Exeter Devon

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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
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 170 928,75
VERFAHRENSTECHNIK SCHWEDT GMBH (VTS-GMBH)
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 851 129,00
Address
Passower Chaussee 3
16303 Schwedt Oder

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Uckermark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 793 341,00
HYGEAR TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 519 071,88
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6827 AV Arnhem

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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 Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 222 459,37
SLIBVERWERKING NOORD-BRABANT NV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Middenweg 38
4782 AB Moerdijk

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Region
Noord-Brabant West-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MARTECH GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 594 685,12
Address
Strassberg 1
93185 Michelsneukirchen

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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
Bayern Oberpfalz Cham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 254 866,13