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Biomass based energy intermediates boosting biofuel production

Objective

Increasing the share of biomass for renewable energy in Europe demands conversion pathways which are economic, flexible in feedstock and energy efficient. The BioBoost project concentrates on dry and wet residual biomass and wastes as feedstock for de-central conversion by fast pyrolysis, catalytic pyrolysis and hydrothermal carbonisation to the intermediate energy carriers oil, coal or slurry. Based on straw the energy density increases from 2 to 20-31 GJ/m3, enabling central GW scale gasification plants for biofuel production. The catalytic pyrolysis reduces oxygenates in the oil to 13% enabling power and refinery applications. The fast pyrolysis and HTC processes of demo-size (0.5-1 t/h) are optimized for feedstock flexibility, yield, quality and further upscaling is studied. A logistic model for feedstock supply and connection of de-central with central conversion is set up and validated allowing the determination of costs, the number and location of de-central and central sites. Techno/economic and environmental assessment of the value chain supports the optimisation of products and processes. Application of energy carriers is investigated in existing and coming applications of heat and power production, synthetic fuels&chemicals and as biocrude for refineries. Promising pathways will be demonstrated over the whole chain. A market implementation scheme of ramping up energy carrier production and subsequent phase in of large scale gasification is developed regarding optimal technical and economic performance. Separation of nutrients and chemicals further increase economics.
Seven industrial companies, three of which SME and six R&D institutions from 7 European countries cover expertise along the complete chain: Feedstock, conversion processes, separation and upgrading, transport & logistics, end usage and value chain assessment. Conversion plants in demonstration size will enable the proof of concept and further up-scaling to commercial size.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2011-1
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Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 951 925
Administrative Contact
Irina Schott (Ms.)

Participants (12)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 572 300
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos (Dr.)
HTCYCLE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 560 700
Address
Libnower Landstr. 1
17390 Murchin Ot Relzow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernd Anderer (Mr.)
CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 158 795
Address
15 Km National Road Thessaloniki-polygyros
570 01 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eleftheria Athanassiadou (Ms.)
ENBW ENERGIE BADEN-WURTTEMBERG AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 106,20
Address
Durlacher Allee 93
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerold Göttlicher (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 509 000
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Esther Hagen (Ms.)
GRACE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 210 802
Address
In Der Hollerhecke 1
67547 Worms
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Fougret (Dr.)
INSTYTUT UPRAWY NAWOZENIA I GLEBOZNAWSTWA, PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 313 280
Address
Czartoryskich 8
24 100 Pulawy
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joanna Wiącek (Ms.)
FH OO FORSCHUNGS & ENTWICKLUNGS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 557 739
Address
Roseggerstrasse 15
4600 Wels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerald Schönwetter (Dr.)
NESTE OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 238 741
Address
Keilaranta 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juha Lehtonen (Dr.)
SYNCOM FORSCHUNGS- UND ENTWICKLUNGSBERATUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 485 714,40
Address
Am Steinacker 16
27777 Ganderkesee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Lenz (Dr.)
DSM CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY R & D BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Poststraat 1
6135 KR Sittard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rudy Parton (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 194 428,40
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joerg Maier (Mr.)