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Biorefinery combining HTL and FT to convert wet and solid organic, industrial wastes into 2nd generation biofuels with highest efficiency

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 764675

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 896 987,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 896 987,50

Coordinated by:

GUSSING ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Austria

Objective

Heat-to-Fuel will deliver the next generation of biofuel production technologies towards the de-carbonisation of the transportation sector. Heat-to-fuel will achieve competitive prices for biofuel technologies (<1€/l) while delivering higher fuel qualities and significantly reduced life-cycle GHG reductions. Heat-to-fuel will result in increased Energy production savings (>20%) and enhanced EU’s energy security by the use of local feedstocks which in turn ensured local jobs are preserved and increased. The benefit of combining technologies like in Heat-to-Fuel is, that the drawbacks of the single technologies are balanced. FT and APR are promising technologies for the efficient production of 2nd generation fuels. But currently the economic border conditions don't allow the implementation, similar to many other biofuel technologies. The radical innovation of combining an APR with a FT reactor is the basis to overcome this barrier. The large organic wastes (from HTL or other streams) can be conveniently treated with APR to produce H2. Both dry and wet organic wastes can be integrated, with mutual advantages, i.e. steam production for gasification, HTL and APR preheating; FT heat cooling without external utilities. Using the synergies between these technologies maximizes the total process efficiency. Heat-to-fuel aims will be met thanks to the diversification of the feedstock for biofuels production, reducing the supply costs and upgrading the efficiencies of promising and flexible conversion.

Coordinator

GUSSING ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Address

Wienerstrasse 49
7540 Gussing

Austria

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 401 046,25

Participants (13)

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 361 347,50

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LA DIMOSTRAZIONE SULLE ENERGIE RINNOVABILI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 819 031,25

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 791 442,50

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 238 425

SKUPINA FABRIKA RAZISKAVE IN RAZVOJ DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 259 598,75

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 664 855

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 495 867,50

BEST - BIOENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 515 398,75

INSTYTUT CHEMICZNEJ PRZEROBKI WEGLA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 330 537,50

TECNOL SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 250 930

ATMOSTAT

France

EU Contribution

€ 409 651,25

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 158 151,25

R2M SOLUTION SPAIN SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 200 705

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 764675

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 896 987,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 896 987,50

Coordinated by:

GUSSING ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Austria