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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-SingleStage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 353 125

Participants (13)

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 332 875
Address
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEST - BIOENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 325 898,75
Address
Inffeldgasse 21B
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
DBFZ DEUTSCHES BIOMASSEFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 237 750
Address
Torgauer Strasse 116
04347 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 182 125
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 243 125
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 121 135
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENERGIKONTOR SYDOST AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 158 000
Address
Smedjegatan 37
351 96 Vaxjo
Activity type
Other
JAVNO PREDUZECE ELEKTROPRIVREDA BOSNE I HERCEGOVINE DD*
Bosnia and Herzegovina
EU contribution
€ 90 125
Address
Vilsonovo Setaliste 15
71000 Sarajevo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNIP BENELUX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 131 430
Address
Afrikaweg 30
2713 AW Zoetermeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 171 898,75
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
SWEDISH BIOFUELS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 103 750
Address
Po Box 122 76
102 27 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELLINIKA PETRELAIA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 83 750
Address
Odos Cheimarras 8A
15125 Marousi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOCARBURANTES DE CASTILLA Y LEON SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 91 250
Address
Cr Encinas Cantalapiedra Km 5 Bj
37330 Babilafuente Salamanca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)