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Advanced Biomass Catalytic Conversion to Middle Distillates in Molten Salts

Objectif

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).

Appel à propositions

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage
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Coordinateur

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Adresse
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Pays-Bas
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution de l’UE
€ 1 014 018,75

Participants (9)

ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 432 691,25
Adresse
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 445 000
Adresse
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norvège
Contribution de l’UE
€ 376 137,50
Adresse
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 587 500
Adresse
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 476 291,25
Adresse
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
RISE INNVENTIA AB
Suède
Contribution de l’UE
€ 350 039,25
Adresse
Drottning Kristinas Vag 61
114 86 Stockholm
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 200 097,50
Adresse
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AYMING

Participation terminée

France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 90 424,50
Adresse
Rue Sarah Bernhardt 12/14/16
92600 Asnieres Sur Seine
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BENKEI
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 25 825,50
Adresse
31 Place Jules Grandclement
69100 Villeurbanne
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)