Turning low value crude bio-liquids into sustainable roads transport fuels, that is the objective of the new EBIO project. The project is funded by the Horizon2020 programme of the European Commission. The project started on the 7th of December 2020 and will run for 4 years. It’s totale budget is around 4 million euro. University of Twente is one of the 9 project partners, representing 7 countries.
The core of EBIO is the electrochemical upgrading of liquefied biomass to stable and energy dense bio-oils and further refinery co-processing to premium transport fuels. Remarkably, the project contributes to the achievement of United Nations Sustainable Goals number 7, affordable and clean energy by providing innovative ways to procure biofuels, and 12, responsible consumption and production by adopting waste as an input source in a circular economy paradigm. The EBIO consortium provides complementary world class expertise along the entire value chain and strong industrial commitment to maximise wide exploitation of the results through industrial implementation.
The research focus in EBIO is the electrochemical conversion of two low-valued and typical industrially available bio-liquids into green fuels and biochemicals: fast pyrolysis liquid and black liquor. With only these two as feedstock, a successful implementation of EBIO technology will lead to a production of at least 60Mt of biofuels per year in Europe where the project is implemented. EBIO will validate the new technology at small pilot scale (TRL4) and forms the basis for further scale up activities beyond the current proposal.
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