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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-RES-IA
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 6 230 931,33

Participants (12)

ENGIE SERVICES NEDERLAND NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 898,92
Address
Kosterijland 20
3980 CE Bunnik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 488 345
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 321 125
Address
Piazzale Mattei Enrico 1
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 789 003,75
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETA - ENERGIA, TRASPORTI, AGRICOLTURA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 219 454,38
Address
Via Antonio Giacomini 28 Stradario M2192
50132 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 202 562,50
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUSTEEN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 484 487,50
Address
An Der Maxhuette 1
92237 Sulzbach Rosenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WRG EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 398 833,75
Address
3 Southernhay West Haines Watts Exeter Llp
EX1 1JG Exeter Devon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERFAHRENSTECHNIK SCHWEDT GMBH (VTS-GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 851 129
Address
Passower Chaussee 3
16303 Schwedt Oder
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYGEAR TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 519 071,88
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6827 AV Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SLIBVERWERKING NOORD-BRABANT NV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Middenweg 38
4782 AB Moerdijk
Activity type
Other
MARTECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 594 685,12
Address
Strassberg 1
93185 Michelsneukirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)