Unlocking the potential of biofuels production in Europe
The REFOLUTION project aims to develop and demonstrate an innovative process to convert biomass derived pyrolysis oil (FP) into advanced biofuels combining different co-processing technologies. It will apply Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) co-processing of bio-oils for aviation and marine applications at TRL7, and hydrotreating bio-oil for marine at TRL6 targeting the integration with refinery for large-scale biofuel production.
Prof. dr. Erik Heeres of ENTEG, professor in Green Chemical Reaction Engineering, is a partner in this consortium that will receive approximately € 9.5 million via Horizon Europe-IA. Heeres receives 473k€ to contribute to the development of co-FCC technology.
REFOLUTION is a Horizon Europe Innovation Action, launched in January 2023. The consortium, coordinated by SINTEF (Norway), counts 14 partners from 8 European countries: VTT, NESTE (Finland), OMV (Austria), University of Rostock, DLR, GRACE, (Germany), BTG Biomass Technology Group, BTL – BTG Bioliquids, BTG-NeXt – Advanced Biofuels, University of Groningen (The Netherlands), CNRS (France), ETA Florence Renewable Energies (Italy), and CEPSA (Spain).
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