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Flexible and resilient integrated biofuel processes for competitive production of green renewable jet and shipping fuels

Objective

"The FLEXI-GREEN FUEL project will advance the production of next generation biofuels for shipping and aviation by developing and improving integrated technologies for a complete conversion of #1 lignocellulosic residue biomass (LIGN) and #2 the organic fraction of municipal waste (OFMSW). Project targets are to significantly reduce the cost by improving the performance of the produced biofuels regarding the efficiency, the environment and society. Semi-continuous organosolv pretreatment is used for the separation of cellulose and hemicellulose fractions from lignin, aiming at optimal conversion of each stream. As lipids are far superior bio-crudes towards hydrocarbon fuels, this project we will develop and optimize three efficient methods to convert sugars to lipids (fungal fermentation, algae dark fermentation and lipid rich larva production), which will be further converted via advanced hydrotreatment (HDO/isomerization) to diesel range (C16-C18) alkanes. We will combine this with the utilization of furans (from pentose/hexose sugars) via condensation (C-C coupling) and hydrodeoxygenation routes to allow production of drop-in aviation fuels. And with utilization of lignin fast pyrolysis via selective fractionation, hydrodeoxygenation and alkylation towards aviation fuels (C8-C17) and/or bunker type fuels (>C18). Whole system analysis assess economic (TEA) and environmental (LCA) performance indicators and benchmark against conventional aviation and shipping fuels."

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-RES-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN - UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Address
An Der Karlstadt 8
27568 Bremerhaven
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 507 906,25

Participants (12)

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 496 842,50
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 538 307,50
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 331 377,50
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 307 622,50
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 847,50
Address
Universitatsplatz 1
18055 Rostock
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 787,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUPREN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 497 345
Address
Joseph-von-fraunhofer-str. 20
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENORM BIOFACTORY AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 241 257,50
Address
Hedelundvej 15
8762 Flemming
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KIRAM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 137 428,75
Address
Steffens Vag 431
655 92 Karlstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HULTEBERG CHEMISTRY AND ENGINEERING AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 302 346,25
Address
Rodklintsgatan 2B
21873 Tygelsjo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREENLAB SKIVE AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 64 062,50
Address
Kastrupvej 22
7860 Spottrup
Activity type
Other
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 66 875
Address
Borupvej 16
7330 Brande
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)