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Production of fully synthetic paraffinic jet fuel from wood and other biomass

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 612763

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 55 610 075,20

  • EU contribution

    € 27 805 038

Coordinated by:

SWEDISH BIOFUELS AB

Sweden

Objective

"Swedish Biofuels AB, as the co-ordinator of a broad ranging international consortium, proposes the construction of a pre-commerical demonstration plant for the production of fully synthetic paraffinic jet fuel from wood and other biomass. The consortium is to design, construct, commission and operate the plant, which will take a variety of raw materials and produce jet fuel that is compatible, without blending, with in-service and envisaged jet engines for both military and civilian applications. The plant capacity is 10,000 t/y of fuel, of which 5,000 t/y fully synthetic paraffinic jet fuel, the rest is diesel and aviation gasoline.

The plant is based on technology that has been developed by Swedish Biofuels and LanzaTech, which. has been validated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and the United States Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). The technology has been granted patent protection in Europe the USA and the other major markets of the world. The plant, in the main, uses standard equipment. The non-standard equipment, roughly 10 % of the total, is to be manufactured by AS Remeksi Keskus.

The plant is to be constructed in Sweden on a site owned by Perstorp Bioproducts AB, the wood raw materials to be supplied by SCA Energy AB. The fuel will be used by Deutsche Lufthansa AG for flight tests. When the fuel is available it will used by Saab as part of a Sweden national study involving the Swedish jet fighter Gripen.

All products from the plant, jet fuel, diesel and aviation gasoline will be marketed by SkyEnergy BV.

The raw material base for the demonstration plant will be extended during the project by 1) the introduction of ethanol produced from municipal solid waste by Abengoa Bioenergia Nuevas Tecnologias SA 2) the use of biogas for the production of syngas by Perstorp. This will improve the plant economics and environmental impact, as will be investigated by E4Tech SARL during the project.

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Coordinator

SWEDISH BIOFUELS AB

Address

Po Box 122 76
102 27 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 21 633 029,90

Administrative Contact

Angelica Hull (Prof.)

Participants (8)

ABENGOA S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 890 847,40

DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 870 000

SKYNRG BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 158 220

E4TECH SARL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 151 369,70

SCA ENERGY AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 88 080

AS REMEKSI KESKUS

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 236 421

LANZATECH UK LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 2 458 038

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 319 032

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 612763

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 55 610 075,20

  • EU contribution

    € 27 805 038

Coordinated by:

SWEDISH BIOFUELS AB

Sweden