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Mobile and Flexible Industrial Processing of Biomass

Objective

MOBILE FLIP aims at developing and demonstrating mobile processes for the treatment of underexploited agro- and forest based biomass resources into products and intermediates. The processes will be evaluated in terms of raw material flexibility, as the biomass resources are typically scattered and seasonal. Process concepts have been designed around the key technologies pelletizing, torrefaction, slow pyrolysis, hydrothermal pretreatment and carbonisation. The products vary depending on the process concept, being typically fuels as such or for co-combustion (pellets, torrefied pellets, biocoals), biochars for soil remediation, biodegradable pesticides for agricultural or forestry use or chemicals for wood panel industry and sugars and hydrolysable cellulose as intermediate for the sugar platform. Some of the products are marketable as such, while some others are intermediates to be further valorised by integrated large industries. In the latter case, the mobile unit pre-extracts the valuable components or densifies the biomass to reduce transportation costs. Over-the-fence integration to large industries will be one means to ensure the availability of utilities, such as steam and electricity, whereas in some mobile process concepts the utilities can be produced at site for internal or external uses. The concept evaluations are supported both by research and industrial (SME and large industries) partners in the whole value chains. Preliminary business plan is presented in the proposal and will be updated during the project. Dissemination, communication and exploitation activities will be an integral part of the project. A milestone is defined in the midterm of the project to identify the most feasible process lines for demonstration. Life-cycle analysis and a wide sustainability evaluation (economic, environmental and social assessment) will be carried out for the process concepts in order to clarify their potential for flexible raw material valorisation.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2014
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 654 462,75

Participants (12)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 925 416,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE FCBA (FORETCELLULOSE BOIS-CONSTRUCTION AMEUBLEMENT)
France
EU contribution
€ 809 982,50
Address
10 Rue De Galilee
77420 Champs Sur Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 704 475
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 086 750
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 875 528,75
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOGOLD OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 224 000
Address
Lossi 19A
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 203 000
Address
15 Km National Road Thessaloniki-polygyros
570 01 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAUSSIN ENERGIA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 381 150
Address
Raussinkuja 30
46710 Sippola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SWEDEN POWER CHIPPERS AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
Skaraborgsvagen 35 E
506 30 Boras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AREVA ENERGIES RENOUVELABLES

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 15 852,87
Address
1 Place Jean Millier Tour Areva
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAGT ENERGIE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 454 820,63
Address
Rue Emile Singla Site De Bourran
12000 Rodez
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
E.T.I.A. - EVALUATION TECHNOLOGIQUE INGENIEURIE ET APPLICATIONS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 1 207 736,25
Address
Carrefour Jean Monnet
60201 Compiegne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)