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New technology and strategy for a large and sustainable deployment of second generation biofuel in rural areas

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 654365

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2016

  • End date

    31 January 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.3.1.

H2020-EU.3.3.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 995 198,66

  • EU contribution

    € 5 573 643,51

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE

France

Objective

The business model currently under development for second generation ethanol is a replication of the model used for first generation which is plants with massive annual production capacities. Such high production rates require high capital investment and huge amounts of biomasses (250-350,000 tons per year) concentrated in small radius catchment areas to afford transportation costs (50 km). Under such conditions, opportunities for installing plants in most rural areas in Europe and worldwide are scarce. The objective of the project is to develop an alternative solution for the production of 2G ethanol, competitive at smaller industrial scale and therefore applicable to a large amount of countries, rural areas and feedstocks. The target is to reach technical, environmental and economical viabilities in production units processing at least 30,000 tons equivalent dry biomass per year. This approach will definitely enlarge the scope of biomass feedstocks exploitable for the production of biofuel and create better conditions for the deployment of production sites, to the benefit of rural areas in Europe and worldwide. The main concept underpinning the project relies on a new biomass conversion process able to run all the steps from the pretreatment of the raw material to the enzymatic pre-hydrolysis in one-stage-reactor under mild operating conditions. This new process recently developed to TRL 4, offers the most integrated and compact solution for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass for the production of ethanol developed so far, and it will lead to reduced capital and operation expenditures. The new process will be developed to TRL 5 in the project with the goal of achieving satisfactory technical, environmental and economical performances in relevant operation environment. The project will investigate and select business cases for installations of demonstration/first-of-a-kind small-scale industrial plants in different European and Latino American countries.

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE

Address

Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 173 343,75

Participants (16)

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO

Mexico

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 653 502,50

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE TOULOUSE INSAT

France

EU Contribution

€ 608 983,66

Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 388 525

UNIVERSITE DE REIMS CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 366 758,75

SOLAGRO ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 424 468,75

MAGUIN S.A.S

France

EU Contribution

€ 252 700

Centro Mario Molina para Estudios Estrategicos sobre Energia y Medio Ambiente AC

Mexico

Adour Pyrénées Garonne Environnement Etudes et Conseil

France

EU Contribution

€ 160 343,75

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 412 737,50

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 302 831,25

Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agropecuaria

Uruguay

EU Contribution

€ 131 037,35

OVALIE INNOVATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 233 178,75

ARTERRIS INNOVATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 178 608,75

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 168 553,75

INTERIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 118 070

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 654365

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2016

  • End date

    31 January 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.3.1.

H2020-EU.3.3.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 995 198,66

  • EU contribution

    € 5 573 643,51

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE

France