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Advanced Biomass Catalytic Conversion to Middle Distillates in Molten Salts

Objective

ABC-SALT will validate at lab scale a novel route to produce sustainable liquid biofuels (middle distillates (MD)) from various lignocellulosic waste streams for the transport industry, both on roads (biodiesel) and in air (jet fuel), targeting a yield over 35 wt% in the middle distillate range, based on the biomass dry input, and a carbon yield of 55 %.
ABC-SALT will solve the following technical challenges: liquefaction and subsequent catalytic hydro-pyrolysis of the biomass in a molten salt environment, followed by the catalytic hydro-deoxygenation of the vapour phase using suitable catalysts to obtain a hydrocarbon product suitable for use as a MD biofuel. ABC-SALT will then operate an integrated lab scale reactor during over 100 hours to provide lab-scale validation of the whole process, bringing this technology to TRL 4.
The project includes technical aspects (such as substrate flexibility, biomass liquefaction and hydro-pyrolysis in molten salts and subsequent hydro-deoxygenation and their integration), but also a socio- and techno-economic viability study of the technology (substrate availability and supply chain, future end-users and economic sustainability of the process). This will ensure the future deployment of this new technology considering its social related issues, such as acceptance or modification of the perception of transport induced by such sustainable fuels. Such a holistic approach considering the full value chain, combined to communication with stakeholders during the course of the project, will provide valuable input for scale up and industry-oriented research after this project, maximizing the impact, amongst other in the biomass, biofuel and transport industry.
To reach its objectives, the project covers the whole value chain, from feedstock supplier to end-users (knowledge users (RUG, UG, AU, NMBU, DLR), technology users (BTG, Innventia), and middle distillates users (through DLR)), as well as an entity dedicated to SSH aspects (CIRPA).

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage

Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 014 018,75
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 432 691,25
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 445 000,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 376 137,50
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 587 500,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 476 291,25
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
RISE INNVENTIA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 298 293,50
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 61
114 86 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

RISE LIGNODEMO AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 51 745,75
Address
Po Box 5604
114 86 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
 
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 200 097,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AYMING

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 90 424,50
Address
Rue Chaptal 114
92300 Levallois-perret
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BENKEI
France
Net EU contribution
€ 25 825,50
SME

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

Yes
Address
31 Place Jules Grandclement
69100 Villeurbanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône