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Biomass for the market competitive and environmentally friendly synthesis of bio-products together with the production of secondary enERGY carriers through the biorefinery approach

Biomass for the market competitive and environmentally friendly synthesis of bio-products together with the production of secondary enERGY carriers through the biorefinery approach

Objective

The overall goal of BIOSYNERGY is to develop technology and conceptual designs (including integrated chain assessments) of innovative BIOrefinery processes for relevant market-competitive and environmental-friendly SYNthesis of bio-products ? chemicals and/or materials ? together with the production of secondary enERGY carriers ? transportation fuels, power and/or CHP. This IP combines both biochemical and thermochemical pathways with process development from lab-scale to demonstration at pilot-scale. It will use side-streams of current bioethanol production plants to create added value, thereby making bioethanol production more cost competitive. BIOSYNERGY will create great potential impact as it will set-up pilot plant production of the most promising technologies for a "bioethanol side-streams" biorefinery, in close collaboration with the "lignocellulose to bioethanol" Abengoa pilot plant, currently under construction in Salamanca, Spain. The major innovations include: advanced technologies for the physical/chemical fractionation of various biomass feedstocks (pretreated barley straw and DDGS from the pilot plant, and straw and clean wood, representatives of European biomass streams) into their composing components for further downstream processing, innovative technologies for the thermo-chemical/biochemical conversion of these feedstocks into biomass-derived intermediate products (e.g. butanol, phenol oils, furfural), and subsequent downstream processing into value-adding chemicals and energy carriers, using integral biomass-to-products chain design, analysis and optimisation. The BIOSYNERGY consortium consists of 17 complimentary partners and has a high level of industrial participation: 8 institutes, 2 universities, 4 SMEs, 3 industries. Each is market leading in their respective fields of innovative technology and supplies unique competence. BIOSYNERGY has a total budget of 15M? (Industry 3M?, R&D 4M?, EU 8M?) and is coordinated

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Coordinator

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND.

Address

Westerduinweg 3
Petten

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Rene VAN REE (Drs.)

Participants (16)

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ABENGOA BIOENERGIA NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS S.A.

Spain

COMPANIA ESPANOLA DE PETROLEOS SA

Spain

DOW BENELUX BV

Netherlands

VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)

Finland

ASTON UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

AGRO INDUSTRIE RECHERCHES ET DEVELOPPEMENTS

France

IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES

France

KENTRO ANANEOSIMON PIGON ENERGEIAS

Greece

B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV

Netherlands

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

BIOREFINERY.DE GMBH

Germany

GLOWNY INSTYTUT GORNICTWA

Poland

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

CHIMAR HELLAS SA

Greece

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 38994

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 796 851

  • EU contribution

    € 6 152 923

Coordinated by:

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND.

Netherlands