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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

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

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-ENERGY-4
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND.
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Petten
Netherlands

Participants (16)

ABENGOA BIOENERGIA NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS S.A.
Spain
Address
Avenida De La Buhaira 2
Seville
COMPANIA ESPANOLA DE PETROLEOS SA
Spain
Address
Avenida Del Partenon 12
Madrid
DOW BENELUX BV
Netherlands
Address
Herbert H. Dowweg 5
Hoek
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
Espoo
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
AGRO INDUSTRIE RECHERCHES ET DEVELOPPEMENTS
France
Address
Route De Bazancourt
Pomacle
IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
France
Address
Avenue Du Bois Preau 1-4
Rueil Malmaison
KENTRO ANANEOSIMON PIGON ENERGEIAS
Greece
Address
19Th Km Marathonos Avenue
Pikermi/athens
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
Address
Colosseum 11
217 Enschede
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Address
Steyrergasse 17
Graz
BIOREFINERY.DE GMBH
Germany
Address
Stiftstrasse 2
Potsdam
GLOWNY INSTYTUT GORNICTWA
Poland
Address
Plac Gwarkow 1
Katowice
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
CHIMAR HELLAS SA
Greece
Address
Sofouli 88
Thessaloniki
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 134
Delft
STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
9101 Wageningen