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Biofuel production - new concept based on liquefaction and gasification

The proposed project aims to provide a scientific and technical basis for further development and commercialization of a new two step concept for thermochemical production of biofuels for forest industry residues. A hydrothermal pre-treatment I used to transform solid biomass to a pumpable slurry that can easily be fed to a pressurized gasifier. A strong synergy between the steps is realized by utilizing alkali metal catalysis in both.

The planned work includes experimental research I laboratory scale for both process steps and development of conceptual overall process design. The goal is to reach 50% energy efficiency from feedstock to main product and 70% when including by-products. The consortium covers all required competences, including scientific and technical expertise as well as commercialization. Partners are RISE , Luleå University of Technology, and KIRAM AB.


Summary

Project name

New concept for biofuel production

Status

Active

RISE role in project

Project management, process concept development, process modelling

Project start

Duration

2 years

Total budget

4.2 MSEK

Partner

Luleå Tekniska Universitet, KIRAM AB

Funders

Swedish Energy Agency

Coordinators

Project members