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Renewable fuels for advanced powertrains (RENEW)

Objective

This project aims to develop, assess and train on various production chains for motor vehicle fuels ligno-cellulosic biomass sources will be used as feedstock to produce synthesis gas from which various vehicle fuels can be derived: CH4, methanol/DME, ethanol (thermo-chemical and enzymatic pathway) and a novel biomass-to-liquid (BTL) fuel. The project will develop and evaluate the respective processing technologies with a view to producing cost effective premium fuels for current and future combustion engines from a wide bandwidth of feedstock. Within 4 vertical subprojects, alternative thermo-chemical gasification, enzymatic fuel production and fuel synthesis processes will be considered, while 2 horizontal subprojects are directed towards technology assessment and training. Two pilot-produced fuels (DME and BTL) will be submitted to extensive motor-tests by 4 leading European car manufacturers within this project. Other fuels will be made available for tests in various other European R&D projects. It is envisaged that this project will lead to the introduction of favourably priced biomass-derived fuels for motor vehicles, from 2010 onwards. Apart from achieving scientific and technological results, RENEW has the vision to develop commonly agreed strategic recommendations, based on an understanding among relevant players in industry, agriculture and research concerning the technological and market potential of different bio-fuels and their production technologies. RENEW is novel and hugely important to Europe. It offers major Kyoto Protocol benefits, enhances the sustainability and security of vehicle fuel supply, and has positive Regional socio-economic impacts. RENEW involves 31 partners, including 7 SME, from 9 EU MS and AS countries. The consortium has the necessary "critical mass" to achieve its goals and develop the technology to commercial stage beyond the end of the project.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-ENERGY-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

VOLKSWAGEN AG
Address
Berliner Ring 2
Wolfsburg
Germany

Participants (33)

ABENGOA BIOENERGIA S.L.
Spain
Address
Avenida De La Buhaira 2
Sevilla
BIOMASSE - KRAFTWERK GUESSING GMBH UND CO. KG
Austria
Address
Wienerstrasse 19A
Guessing
DEUTSCHE BP AG
Germany
Address
Sachsenkamp 1-3
Hamburg
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Address
6Th Km Charilaou-thermi Road
Thessaloniki
CHEMREC AB
Sweden
Address
Floragatan, 10 B
Stockholm
STFI-PACKFORSK AB
Sweden
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vaeg 61
5604 Stockholm
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Greece
Address
Marathonos Avenue 19Th Km
Pikermi/athens
CLAUSTHALER UMWELTTECHNIK-INSTITUT GMBH
Germany
Address
Leibnizstrasse 21-23
Clausthal-zellerfeld
DAIMLER AG
Germany
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
Stuttgart
INSTYTUT BUDOWNICTWA MECHANIZACJI I ELEKTRYFIKACJI ROLNICTWA
Poland
Address
Rakowiecka Street 32
Warszawa
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
Dublin
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
22-30 Avenue De Wagram
Paris
EUROPAEISCHES ZENTRUM FUER ERNEUERBARE ENERGIE CUESSING GMBH
Austria
Address
Europstrasse 1
Guessing
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
117 Lund
ESU-SERVICES GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Kanzleistrasse 4
Uster
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH
Germany
Address
Hermann-von-helmholtz-platz 1
Eggenstein-leopoldshafen
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION Y COOPERACION INDUSTRIAL DE ANDALUCIA "F. DE PAULA ROJAS"
Spain
Address
Edificio Escuela Superior De Ingenieros - Camino De Los Descubrimientos, S/n
Sevilla
INSTITUT FUER ENERGETIK UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
Address
Torgauer Strasse 116
Leipzig
INSTYTUT GORNICTWA NAFTOWEGO I GAZOWNICTWA
Poland
Address
Ul. Lubicz 25A
Krakow
INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII NAFTY
Poland
Address
Lukasiewicza 1
Krakow
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
Tbc
Villigen Psi
REGIENOV - RENAULT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION
France
Address
Quai Alphonse Le Gallo 13/15
Boulogne-billancourt
INSTITUT FUER VERFAHRENSTECHNIK, UMWELTTECHNIK UND TECHNISCHE BIOWISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
Address
Getreidemarkt 9/166
Wien
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION AB
Sweden
Address
Goetaverksgatan 10, M1.7
Gothenburg
ZENTRUM FUER SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG, BADEN-WUERTEMBERG
Germany
Address
Industriestrasse 6
Stuttgart
SOEDRA CELL AB
Sweden
Address
Skogsudden
Vaexjoe
B.A.U.M. CONSULT GMBH
Germany
Address
Gotzingerstrasse 48/50
Muenchen
ECOTRAFFIC ERD3 AB
Sweden
Address
Karlavaagen 18
5671 Stockholm
UET-UMWELT-UND ENERGIETECHNIK FREIBERG GMBH
Germany
Address
Frauensteiner Str. 59
Freiberg
TOTAL FRANCE
France
Address
24, Cours Michelet
Puteaux
SYNCOM FORSCHUNGS- UND ENTWICKLUNGSBERATUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Muehlenstrasse 9
Ganderkesee
INSTYTUT PALIW I ENERGII ODNAWIALNEJ
Poland
Address
Ul. Jagiellonska 55, 03-301
Warsaw
REPOTEC - RENEWABLE POWER TECHNOLOGIES UMWELTTECHNIK GMBH
Austria
Address
Europastrasse 1
Guessing