Low-emissions biofuels from biomass

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4Refinery: A European Union project

Its aim is to develop and demonstrate the technical, environmental and socio-economic feasibility of transforming biomass into advanced biofuels with low CO2 emissions.

In this project, which is part of the European Union's Horizon 2020 program for scientific innovation, we are participating alongside seven companies and technology centres including SINTEF, CNRS, BTG, VTT, Aalborg University, E4Tech, and MOL.

Project phases and objectives

In order to carry it out, two waste recovery processes are being analyzed: pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction and the integration of their products into different conventional refining processes.

The project will include a life cycle analysis of the different products obtained, techno-economic evaluations of the alternatives and, finally, tests will be conducted in pilot plants to assess the technical risks of the different scenarios studied.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 727531.

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