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Sustainable Liquid Biofuels from Biomass Biorefining

Objective

SUNLIBB brings together key researchers and industrial innovators working to overcome technical barriers all along the pipeline for second generation bioethanol production. The range of research spans from feedstock improvement, through innovations in pretreatment and saccharification, the generation of added value products, especially from lignin, and innovations in fermentation. The project brings together world-leading scientists with innovative new industries working in the biorefinery and renewable products areas. Our work is focussed on C4 grasses as these encompass maize, miscanthus and sugarcane, and these closely related species are major bioenergy crops in Europe and Brazil. The programme of work aims to: (1) Improve the feedstock quality of lignocellulose in biofuels crops to allow truly cost-effective ethanol production; (2) add value to the overall process of conversion in biomass biorefining by upgrading residues and by-products and producing new value streams in addition to bioethanol; (3) improve the conversion process by which we produce sugars; (4) improve fermentation efficiency; (5) develop integrated processes that capture maximum value from lignocellulosic biomass; (6) ensure that the new processes developed fulfil sustainability requirements by reducing GHG emissions, cutting other forms of air pollution, have minimal impacts on local environments and biodiversity, build sustainable rural industries, and do not impact on food production and prices. Our cooperative partner in Brazil, CEProBIO, brings together almost all of the leading research centres for second generation bioethanol production in that nation, along with a number of key industrial partners. The cooperation between SUNLIBB and CEProBIO represents an opportunity to bring together some of the best researchers in our respective regions to work on a globally important issue.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2009-BRAZIL
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF YORK
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 091 909,23
Administrative Contact
Chris Barber (Mr.)

Participants (13)

BIOCONVERSION TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 165 600
Address
Frimley Green Road 263
GU16 6LD Camberley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Namdar Baghaei-Yazdi (Dr.)
BORREGAARD INDUSTRIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 560
Address
Clayton Road Risley Industrial 7
WA3 6QQ Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Neumann (Dr.)
BIOGEMMA
France
EU contribution
€ 149 707
Address
Rue E. Colonne 1
75001 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Catherine Guichard (Ms.)
ECOVER CO-ORDINATION CENTER
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 49 004
Address
Steenovenstraat 1 Bus A
2390 Malle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Lannoy (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 452 144
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marie-Claude Paulien (Ms.)
NORTH ENERGY ASSOCIATES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 105 680,25
Address
Market Place 5 15
NE43 7AJ Stocksfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nigel Mortimer (Dr.)
RISE PROCESSUM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 237 523
Address
Horneborgsvagen 12
891 22 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans Grundberg (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 236 920,80
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Fuller (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 143 291
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kathy Brownridge (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 193 434,02
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
VIB VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 231 600
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rik Audenaert (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 236 623
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rudie Jullens (Mr.)
Biotech Consultants Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 41 400
Address
Frimley Green Road 263 Frimley Green
GU16 6LD Camberley Surrey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Namdar Baghaei-Yazdi (Dr.)