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Scenarios for integration of bio-liquids in existing REFINERY processes

Objective

There is a strong need to develop new biofuels production technologies that can be integrated into existing infrastructures, leading to biofuels that are cost competitive compared to existing ones and conventional fuels, with the same level of performance and a lower carbon footprint.
The 4REFINERY project will develop and demonstrate up to pilot, routes to the production of next generation biofuels from more efficient primary liquefaction processes integrated with upgraded downstream (hydro)refining processes, to achieve overall increased carbon yields of >45%. The strong consortium covering the full process value chain, will identify risk-mitigation pathways for successful implementation into existing refineries, including delivering a comprehensive toolbox for interfacing with existing refinery models.
4REFINERY will focus on optimal pathways for the transformation of bio-liquids from fast pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction into advanced biofuels, through intermediate process steps (fractionation, stabilisation) combined with downstream co-processes technologies at different levels of severities (temperature, hydrogen consumption, carbon yield): co-Fluid Catalytic Cracking, co-hydrodeoxygenation and co-hydrotreating. The project will establish relations between product’s properties, the quality of renewable feedstocks and the main process parameters.
The study of these combinations will allow a full understanding of the influence of feedstock and treatment processes on product characteristics, describing, analysing and providing insight into synergetic effects. Tangible results include add-ons to existing flow sheeting programs/unit model, with the objectives to analyze different scenarios for further implementation into existing archetype refineries, and to be deployed in existing in-house programming tools used by the oil companies.
The financial resources mobilized by the 8 partners represent a total grant of 5 965 474 € with a global effort of 549 PM.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
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Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 059 873,75

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 737 375
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 769 975
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 163 135
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
REPSOL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 493 812,50
Address
Calle Mendez Alvaro 44
28045 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 929 255
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
E4TECH (UK) LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 210 251,21
Address
Victoria Street 83
SW1H 0HW London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOL MAGYAR OLAJ ES GAZIPARI NYILVANOSAN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 518 261,25
Address
Oktober Huszonharmadika Utca 18
1117 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 83 535
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations