The €13.4 million BIOSYNERGY project aims to make bioenergy cost competitive with fossil fuels by designing innovative biorefinery concepts. A biorefinery can scale-up production and efficiency while cutting costs by making multiple products and maximising the value of the feedstock.
Researchers will use advanced fractionation and conversion processes for biomass and combine biochemical and thermochemical pathways to develop the most economical and environmentally sound solutions for large-scale bioenergy production.
This integrated project is coordinated by the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), and comprises 17 academic and industrial partners from across Europe.
Aston University will lead work to identify the best biorefinery based biomass-to-product chains for a future European bio-based economy, test and characterise biomass and lignin in its fast pyrolysis reactors, and produce a BIOSYNERGY Road Show to communicate results.
Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) – Netherlands
Abengoa Bioenergía Nuevas Tecnologías (ABNT) – Spain
Agro Industrie Recherches et Développements (ARD) – France
Aston University – United Kingdom
BTG Biomass Technology Group – Netherlands
Biorefinery.de – Germany
Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) - Greece
Chimar Hellas S.A. - Greece
Compañía Española de Petróleos (CEPSA) – Spain
Delft University of Technology (TUD) – Netherlands
DOW Benelux B.V. – Netherlands
Główny Instytut Górnictwa (GIG) – Poland
IE - Joint Research Centre (JRC) – Netherlands
IFP - Institut Français du Pétrole – France
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH - Austria
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland – Finland
WUR Food and Biobased Research – Netherlands
European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme
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