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Production of DME from biomass and utilisation as fuel for transport and for industrial use

Objective

The overall project objective is to demonstrate production of environmentally optimised synthetic biofuel from lignocellulosic biomass at industrial scale. The final output of this demonstration is dimethylether (DME) produced from black liquor through the production of clean synthesis gas and a final fuel synthesis step. In order to check technical standards, commercial possibilities and engine compatibilities the bio-DME will be tested in a fleet consisting of 10 Volvo trucks. Research, development and demonstration will be made of improved fuel production systems and conversion technologies for the sustainable production and supply chains of DME from biomass. DME produced from black liquor can be considered as an added-value product considering a pulpmill as a biorefinery

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Coordinator

Volvo Powertrain Corporation

Address

Herkulesgatan 72
S-405 08 Gothenburg

Sweden

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Administrative Contact

Per Salomonsson (Mr.)

Participants (6)

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Delphi Diesel Systems LTD

United Kingdom

Chemrec AB

Sweden

ENERGITEKNISKT CENTRUM I PITEA

Sweden

TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES

France

PREEM AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

HALDOR TOPSOE AS

Denmark

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218923

  • Start date

    1 September 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 28 258 244,40

  • EU contribution

    € 8 199 969,92

Coordinated by:

Volvo Powertrain Corporation

Sweden