NextGenRoadFuels is a Horizon 2020 project to develop a competitive European technology platform for sustainable liquid fuel production.
The project will prove the Hydrothermal Liquefaction pathway (HTL) as an efficient route to produce high-volume, cost-competitive, drop-in synthetic gasoline and diesel fuels, as well as other hydrocarbon compounds.
The project supports the SET-Plan Key Action 8 on renewable fuels and bioenergy, contributing to the renewable-energy-in-transport target and to the GHG emissions reduction objectives, in line with the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) and the European Energy Roadmap 2050.
Could our sewage and urban waste fuel the vehicles of the next generation? This is the question at the forefront of the Horizon2020 Next Generation Road Fuels project, and in the quest to answer this question, through experiments using sewage sludge as a feedstock for...
NextGenRoadFuels is playing a major role in the development of the HTL technology and is also functioning as a gathering of information to explore the pathways for HTL to enter the market in the coming decade. On the the latest issue of BESustainable Magazine there...
Between the 26th and the 29th of April 2021, the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, the NextGenRoadFuel had a stand in the exhibitor floor of the conference. Moreover, on the 29th of April, Thomas Pedersen, presented the project with an oral presentation in...
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The problem that surrounds the reutilization of sewage sludge is caused by its water content. The valorization of wet sewage sludge to useful products has the potential to augment energy production…
Pressure-driven filtration and ammonia recovery of the liquid byproduct obtained from hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of sewage sludge – MSc Ali Sayegh
Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of sewage sludge produces an aqueous phase (AP) byproduct, which contains oil-in water-emulsions, suspended solids (SS) as well high concentrations of…
Circular economy approach
The project will develop a cost-effective valorisation pathway for multiple urban waste streams such as sewage sludge, organic waste and construction wood waste.
These streams will be converted into renewable fuels, fertilizers and proteins, thus fostering the urban transition towards a circular economy.
Cost-effective and scalable technology
At the basis of the NextGenRoadFuels process there are different combinations of thermo-catalytic, electro-catalytic and biochemical technologies.
This will permit to have a full scalable process, easy to integrate into existing supply infrastructures, and competitive final costs placing NextGenRoadFuels at the forefront in realising sustainable transport biofuels.
The consortium will use available state-of-the-art pilot facilities in 2 main scenarios:
- a standalone model where a full production pathway from urban feedstock to drop-in fuels can be managed at a central facility;
- a hub-and-spoke model, with several HTL plants close to the sources of feedstock and serving a single upgrading facility.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 818413