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.


  1. use inexpensive biomass
  2. require low capital cost processes at small scale
  3. reduce costs for further treatment due to scaling up and reduction in OPEX
  4. 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