TO-SYN-FUEL project: first consortium meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Members of twelve SME, industrial, and scientific partners, co-ordinated by Fraunhofer UMSICHT, and representatives of the European Commission participated in the first consortium meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on the 26th of October 2017. Discussions took place regarding the progress of activities relating to the research project TO-SYN-FUEL which will operate and demonstrate the production of Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen from waste biomass.
The project implements new integrated technologies in order to produce renewable liquid fuels replacing fossil fuels. These fuels are compliant with European standards for gasoline and diesel, and their production has already been demonstrated on a pilot scale.
The consortium meeting was hosted by the project partner ENGIE in its offices in Rotterdam, at the end of which, the consortium were given the possibility to visit the site of the future demonstration plant near Rotterdam.
Project partners decided to arrange the next consortium meeting during the 26th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE) in May 2018, Copenhagen. The 26th EUBCE will also host a dedicated project stand to meet event participants interested in the project activities.
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First consortium meeting, 26 October 2017, ENGIE, Rotterdam
Project partners at the first consortium meeting, 26 October 2017, ENGIE, Rotterdam
Project partners
The consortium with 12 partner organisations has brought together some of the leading researchers, industrial technology providers and renewable energy experts from across Europe, in a collaborative, committed and dedicated research effort to deliver the overarching ambition. Partners include: Engie Services Netherlands NV, HyGear Technology and Services BV, Slibverwerking Noord-Brabant NV (The Netherlands), Verfahrenstechnik Schwedt GmbH, Susteen Technologies GmbH (Germany), Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, ENI SpA,  ETA–Florence Renewable Energies (Italy), University of Birmingham, WRG Europe Ltd (UK) and LEITAT (Spain).
The project has a total duration of 48 months from May 2017 to April 2021 and will be funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme.
Contact Point Fraunhofer UMSICHT: Dr.-Ing. Robert Daschner,
Email:, phone: +49 (0) 9661 908-410
Contact Point ETA-Florence: Ing. Stefano Capaccioli,
Email:, phone: +39 055 5002174.
 This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 745749.
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