Biosynergy IP

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's role
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                                    
– 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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