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BIKE - Biofuels production at low - Iluc risK for European sustainable bioeconomy

Objective

The EU ILUC directive in 2015 introduced in the legislative framework a new concept for transport biofuels, the indirect land-use change (“ILUC”). Following, the recently issued red ii Directive introduces an exemption for biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels certified as low ILUC-risk toward the phasing out requirement for high-iluc risk feedstocks. The respective delegate act defines as low ILUC risk: ‘fuels produced in a way that mitigates ILUC emissions, either because they result from productivity increases or they come from crops grown on abandoned or severely degraded land’. The aim of the proposed project is to support the EC in the foreseen revisions of REDII by providing evidence, measuring and widely disseminating the market potential of low ILUC risk value chains for biomass, biofuels and bioliquids in Europe. The work will focus on three specific pathways to achieve low ILUC-risk, sustainable value-chains for advanced biofuel production, distinguished among the type of biomass, the cultivation and production mode. The project will map and evaluate both possible productivity increase for crops grown on abandoned or severely degraded land, and the feasibility of a new biogas-to-liquid production route. The core activity of BIKE project will be to investigate on the reliability of identified low-ILUC risk biofuels production routes, assessing the environmental, social and economic sustainability of proposed solutions. A detailed assessment of existing policy and legal framework, influencing the deployment of low ILUC risk value chains will also be performed to inform future policy and decision making in this area.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/biofuels
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-RES-IA-CSA
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LA DIMOSTRAZIONE SULLE ENERGIE RINNOVABILI
Address
Viale Kennedy 182
50038 Scarperia E San Piero
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 447 976,25

Participants (12)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 194 625
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 226 900
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Activity type
Research Organisations
MALINS CHRISTOPHER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 149 250
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 164 250
Address
Piazzale Mattei Enrico 1
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UPM-KYMMENE OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 189 250
Address
Alvar Aallon Katu 1
00100 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 017,50
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EXERGIA ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT CONSULTANTS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 197 025
Address
15 Voukourestiou Str
106 71 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIB-CONSORZIO ITALIANO BIOGAS E GASSIFICAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 189 875
Address
Via Einstein Snc Localita Cascina Codazza Parco Tecnologico Padano
26900 Lodi
Activity type
Other
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 348 000
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETA - ENERGIA, TRASPORTI, AGRICOLTURA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 233 125
Address
Via Antonio Giacomini 28 Stradario M2192
50132 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEMZETI AGRARKUTATASI ES INNOVACIOS KOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 109 125
Address
Szent Gyorgyi Albert Utca 4
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Other
ISCC SYSTEM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 271 000
Address
Hohenzollernring 72
50672 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)