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REsidual soft WOod conversion to high characteristics drop-in bioFUELs

Objective

REWOFUEL goal is to demonstrate the performances, reliability, environmental and socio-economic sustainability of the entire value chain, for the transformation of residual soft-wood into hydrolysate (RWH), conversion of RWH into bio-Isobutene (bio-IBN) by fermentation and further conversion to biofuels. To achieve these goals a team of 11 partners, leaders in their field, originating from 7 EU-member states, will join efforts.
REWOFUEL consists in showcasing the value chain, from residual wood to 3 high performance drop-in biofuels derived from bio-IBN. These biofuels are full-bio-ETBE, bio-isooctane and bio-isododecane rich biofuels. This large market is today supplied entirely by products derived from fossil-based IBN. Products derived from bio-based IBN, using the same process as fossil-based IBN, would provide a true renewable alternative.
REWOFUEL includes the development & up-scaling of this process and the valorization of coproducts: lignin, microbial biomass, biogas and fertilizers. To this end, four ambitious objectives were defined:
-Demonstrate the production of residual wood hydrolysate (RWH) and establish a quality standard to feed the IBN fermentation unit,
-Demonstrate the production of bio-IBN-based biofuels from RWH at pre-commercial scale,
-Demonstrate the valorization of lignin and other coproducts resulting from the RWH process,
-Determine and validate the targeted technical, safety, economic as well as environmental/social sustainability performances to be achieved for a commercial plant.
This project aligns with the core innovation strategies of 2 SMEs which are: deconstructing of wood (SEKAB, SWE) and conversion of sugars/hydrolysates into bio-IBN (GBE, FR). These 2 SMEs are already operating a demo plant that they intend to further upgrade within the project.
Related Work packages, tasks, milestones and risks are considered in order to achieve these objectives.
REWOFUEL project is fully aligned with the call topic.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-IA
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

GLOBAL BIOENERGIES
Address
5 Rue Henri Desbrueres
91000 Evry
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 5 700 334,71

Participants (10)

AS GRAANUL INVEST
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 251 825
Address
Humala 2
10617 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEKAB E-TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 4 192 983,38
Address
Hoerneborgsvaegen
89121 Oernskoeldsvik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NESTE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 509 425
Address
Pobox 310
06101 Porvoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 240 707,50
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Research Organisations
IPSB
France
EU contribution
€ 512 688,75
Address
44 Avenue De Valvins Cs 40576
77215 Avon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNIP FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 400 312,50
Address
Allee De L Arche 6 8 Zac Danton
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AJINOMOTO ANIMAL NUTRITION EUROPE
France
EU contribution
€ 1 072 312,50
Address
Rue Guersant 32
75017 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SKYNRG BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 731 937,50
Address
Paradijsplein 1
1093 NJ Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Peab Asfalt AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 137 200
Address
Margretetorpsvägen 1
SE-260 92 Froslov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REPSOL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 106 575
Address
Calle Mendez Alvaro 44
28045 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)