Project start date:
1. January 2004
19,8 Million EURO
The main mission is to prove different concepts of fuel production from biomass.
Production routes for BTL fuels will be demonstrated and the full supply chain
will be assessed in terms of biomass potential, life cycle, costs and technological
Fuels will be produced and will be tested in order to demonstrate benefits
of optimised fuels for advanced powertrains.
To provide the scientific and technological basis for the transition into
a sustainable and environmentally friendly road- transport based on renewable
- Fuel production by cheapest, most efficient energy chain
- Production costs 70 cents / litre gasoline equivalent
- 3.500 litre per ha and year
- Premium fuel quality for environmental improvement
- Benchmarking of different production processes
- Development of Optimized Demonstration Project
- Determination of best choice feedstock
Results of the first fuel tests with BTL have led to a fuel specification.
Unified methodologies for recent biomass feedstock and energy crops potentials
shall be developed. Review of studies and regional experiences shall be reported.
Optimized Parameters for the process design for syngas production, FT-synthesis
and fuel conditioning (hydrocracking, catalysts, and additives) are available.
Biomass provision chains for the different regions have been defined and the
cost of the different biomass conversion technologies have been reported.
Commonly agreed strategic recommendations, based on an understanding among relevant
players in industry, SME, agriculture, research, etc., concerning the technological
and market potential of different fuels and their production technologies have