The Demonstration of Waste Biomass to Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen

TO-SYN-FUEL will demonstrate the conversion of organic waste biomass into biofuels. The project implements a new integrated process combining Thermo-Catalytic Reforming (TCR®), with hydrogen separation through pressure swing adsorption (PSA), and hydro deoxygenation (HDO), to produce a fully equivalent gasoline and diesel substitute (compliant with EN228 and EN590 European Standards) and green hydrogen for use in transport. This project will be the platform for deployment of a subsequent commercial scale facility. This will be the first of its kind to be built anywhere in the world, processing organic industrial wastes directly into transportation grade biofuels fuels which will be a demonstration showcase for future sustainable investment and economic growth across Europe. This project will mark the first pre-commercial scale deployment of the technology processing up to 2,100 tonnes per year of dried sewage sludge into 210,000 litres per year of liquid biofuels and up to 30,000 kg of green hydrogen.


-- Production of green hydrogen, diesel and gasoline from sewage sludge

-- Showcase for future sustainable investment and economic growth across Europe

-- Development of a business case, LCA and dissemination of results

-- Project Key Performance Indicators:

--- 100 t/a of sewage sludge consumption within the project

--- minimum 300 kg/hr (biomass dry basis) plant demonstration scale

--- 210.000 l of fuels

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 745749.
The project responds to the topic LCE-19-2016-2017, Demonstration of the most promising advanced biofuel pathways.