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Bioenergy retrofits for Europe’s industry

Bioenergy retrofits for Europe’s industry

Objective

One way in which bioenergy production can be increased is through retrofitting, the addition of new technology or features to existing industrial installations. Retrofitting means often lower capital expenditure (CAPEX), shorter lead times, faster implementation, less production time losses, lower risks and therefore faster project development and increased market benefits. BIOFIT aims to facilitate bioenergy retrofitting in five industries: first-generation biofuels, pulp and paper, fossil refineries, fossil firing power and combined heat and power plants.

First an overview will be made of existing options for retrofitting, and best practices analysed, to establish (both technical and non-technical) success factors. This will constitute the basis for two core project actions i.e. the development of 10 concrete bioenergy retrofitting proposals (2 each per industry) and the establishment of dedicated working groups for each industry (industry platform) to facilitate two-way dialogue. Both actions will be industry-driven, and focus on identifying and helping to solve actual – general and industry-specific – barriers towards wider market uptake. BIOFIT will give specific attention to generating information for policy development. Acceptance of bioenergy, both by the industries and by the general public, is key to the industries’ transformation towards sustainable bioenergy generation and market uptake. Research into acceptance factors is an integral part of project set-up. Key issues will be highlighted, and guidelines for industries will be issued.

The BIOFIT consortium is a multidisciplinary partnership, with strong industrial involvement, broad coverage across Europe, and existing practical experience developing bioenergy retrofits. The expertise of the consortium covers all five target industries. BIOFIT consortium partners have wide networks in industry and industry platforms, ensuring relevance and transferability of all results.
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Coordinator

B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV

Address

Josink Esweg 34
7545 Pn Enschede

Netherlands

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 353 125

Participants (13)

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WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 332 875

BIOENERGY 2020+ GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 325 898,75

DBFZ DEUTSCHES BIOMASSEFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 237 750

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 182 125

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 243 125

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 121 135

ENERGIKONTOR SYDOST AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 158 000

JAVNO PREDUZECE ELEKTROPRIVREDA BOSNE I HERCEGOVINE DD*

Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU Contribution

€ 90 125

TECHNIP BENELUX BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 131 430

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 171 898,75

SWEDISH BIOFUELS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 103 750

ELLINIKA PETRELAIA AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 83 750

BIOCARBURANTES DE CASTILLA Y LEON SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 91 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 817999

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 626 237,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 626 237,50

Coordinated by:

B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV

Netherlands