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Black Liquor to Fuel by Efficient HydroThermal Application integrated to Pulp Mill

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 884111

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 623,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 623,75

Coordinated by:

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

Project description

English EN

New process for biofuels from black liquor

EU plans for a low-carbon economy require advanced biofuels for aviation and shipping. The EU-funded BL2F project proposes the pioneering integrated hydrothermal liquefaction process at pulp mills to produce drop-in biofuels for aviation and shipping from black liquor. Black liquor is a by-product of the chemical pulping industry that is used as biofuel feedstock, providing 83 % reduction in CO2 emissions compared to fossil fuels and a very competitive production cost per litre. The project proposes three innovations: allowing direct upgrading of HTL-oil by combining salt separation with the HTL reactor; reforming the aqueous phase to hydrogen, decreasing the need for external fossil hydrogen in integrated hydrothermal hydrodeoxygenation; and integrating the process into the pulp mill, leading to treatment cost reductions.

Coordinator

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Address

Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere

Finland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 860 750

Participants (11)

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 291 843,75

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 334 500

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 215 625

SINTEF ENERGI AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 650 625

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 771 048,75

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 762 431,25

THE NAVIGATOR COMPANY SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 150 800

VALMET TECHNOLOGIES OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 152 500

NESTE OYJ

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 151 250

RANIDO, S.R.O.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 292 500

LGI CONSULTING

France

EU Contribution

€ 365 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 884111

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 623,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 623,75

Coordinated by:

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland