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The Demonstration of Waste Biomass to Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen

Objective

TO-SYN-FUEL will demonstrate the conversion of organic waste biomass (Sewage Sludge) into biofuels. The project implements a new integrated process combining Thermo-Catalytic Reforming (TCR©), with hydrogen separation through pressure swing adsorption (PSA), and hydro deoxygenation (HDO), to produce a fully equivalent gasoline and diesel substitute (compliant with EN228 and EN590 European Standards) and green hydrogen for use in transport . The TO-SYN-FUEL project consortium has undoubtedly bought together the leading researchers, industrial technology providers and renewable energy experts from across Europe, in a combined, committed and dedicated research effort to deliver the overarching ambition. Building and extending from previous framework funding this project is designed to set the benchmark for future sustainable development and growth within Europe and will provide a real example to the rest of the world of how sustainable energy, economic, social and environmental needs can successfully be addressed. This project will be the platform for deployment of a subsequent commercial scale facility. This will be the first of its kind to be built anywhere in the world, processing organic industrial wastes directly into transportation grade biofuels fuels which will be a demonstration showcase for future sustainable investment and economic growth across Europe. This project will mark the first pre-commercial scale deployment of the technology processing up to 2100 tonnes per year of dried sewage sludge into 210,000 litres per year of liquid biofuels and up to 30,000 kg of green hydrogen. The scale up of 100 of such plants installed throughout Europe would be sufficient to convert up to 32 million tonnes per year of organic wastes into sustainable biofuels, contributing towards 35 million tonnes of GHG savings and diversion of organic wastes from landfill. This proposal is responding to the European Innovation Call LCE-19.

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 5 334 250

Participants (11)

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ENGIE SERVICES NEDERLAND NV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 022 875

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 464 375

ENI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 321 125

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 789 003,75

ETA - ENERGIA, TRASPORTI, AGRICOLTURA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 219 454,38

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 202 562,50

SUSTEEN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 874 475

WRG EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 398 833,75

VERFAHRENSTECHNIK SCHWEDT GMBH (VTS-GMBH)

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 929 550

HYGEAR TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 510 273,75

SLIBVERWERKING NOORD-BRABANT NV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 183 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 745749

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 511 922,50

  • EU contribution

    € 12 250 528,13

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany