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Pulp and Paper Industry Wastes to Fuel

Pulp and Paper Industry Wastes to Fuel

Objective

The transport sector is dominated by the use of fossil fuels, and alternative fuels represent currently only 5% of fuel consumption in EU. The EU objective for the share of renewable energy in the transport sector is 10% in 2020. To achieve this goal, new advanced biofuels are needed and must be produced from alternative feedstocks. The Pulp&Fuel concept is to develop a simple and robust fuel synthesis process taking advantage of the synergy between super critical water gasification (wet gasification) and fixed bed gasification (dry gasification). For the Pulp&Fuel project, we have chosen to study the integration of the full process on a pulp mill. The developed process will take advantage of low to negative value wet and dry resources on a paper mill to add value to the overall process. The yield of biofuels will be significantly increased to 28 % compared to a classic approach that would only yield 18 %. The Pulp&Fuel final objective is to produce biofuels below 1 €/L without having a negative impact on the existing operations of the pulp mill. To achieve these goals a team of 10 partners, leaders in their field, from 4 EU-member states, will join efforts. To this end, we have defined five ambitious specific objectives: - Improve the efficiency of the dry gasification process from 70 to 80 % - Improve the carbon conversion of the wet gasification process to above 90 % - Improve fuel synthesis to obtain carbon efficiencies above 50 % (state of the art 45%) - Integration of the full process and synergy between dry and wet gasification - Integrated assessments will show that biofuels can be produced below 1 €/L Related work packages, tasks, milestones and risks are considered in order to achieve these objectives. The Pulp&Fuel project addresses the topic “liquid diesel- and gasoline-like biofuels from biogenic residues and wastes through either chemical, biochemical and thermochemical pathways, or a combination of them” of the LC-SC3-RES-21-2018 call.
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 007 122,50

Participants (9)

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SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 1 007 950

RISE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CENTER AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 640 230

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 484 285

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 486 125

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 293 646,25

SOFRESID ENGINEERING

France

EU Contribution

€ 371 000

FIBRE EXCELLENCE SAINT-GAUDENS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 225 482,50

TOP INDUSTRIE

France

EU Contribution

€ 178 500

ABSISKEY

France

EU Contribution

€ 260 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 818011

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 954 341,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 954 341,25

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France