NextGenRoadFuels will develop a cost-effective valorisation pathway for multiple urban waste streams such as sewage sludge from treated wastewater, food waste and construction wood waste. These waste streams will be converted into renewable fuels, fertilizers and proteins, thus fostering the urban transition towards a circular economy.
The project is fully aligned with the SET Plan Key Action 8 on renewable fuels, which calls for an acceleration of the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies in the transport sector. NextGenRoadFuels will also contribute to the renewable-energy-in-transport target, as well as to the GHG emissions reduction objectives, in line with the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) and the European Energy Roadmap 2050.
SINTEF Energy Research is leading the Work Package on "Process design, techno-economics & LCA" and will be primarily involved in the following tasks:
- Process analysis
- Design & scale-up engineering
- Operation and maintenance
- Cost analysis
- Risk and viability analysis
The consortium, coordinated by Aalborg University (DK), counts on 11 beneficiaries from 7 countries:
- Steeper Energy ApS (DK)
- Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute - CERTH (GR)
- CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain) (E)
- Technical University of Munich (D)
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (D)
- SINTEF Energy Research (NO)
- HaldorTopsoe A/S (DK)
- ENI S.p.A. (IT)
- Goodfuels (NL)
- ETA-Florence Renewable Energies (IT)
Further information: https://www.nextgenroadfuels.eu/
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 818413.