The project will focus on the transformation of bio-liquids from fast pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction into advanced biofuels, through intermediate process steps combined with downstream co-processing technologies.
The goal will be to bring these technologies from TRL3-4 to TRL4-5. The project will establish relations between product's properties, the quality of renewable feedstocks and all relevant process parameters along the value chain. The study of these combinations will allow a full understanding of the influence of feedstock and treatment processes on product characteristics.
- use inexpensive biomass
- require low capital cost processes at small scale
- reduce costs for further treatment due to scaling up and reduction in OPEX
- leverage existing infrastructure, ensuring the new developments can be rapidly implemented at a commercial scale for production of biofuel with competitive prices compared to its alternatives