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.
Press Release N.2 – Hydrothermal Liquefaction of biomass is a fast-developing technology for the green energy transition
After a successful virtual dissemination conference, the attention on the future of the potential of Hydrothermal Liquefaction is increasing as more demos and pilot projects are
On the 28th of January 2021, the NextGenRoadFuels held a dissemination conference with great affluence and engagement of participants. In fact, at the first session 282 unique viewers were present and in the second session 258 unique viewers
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A Special Issue of the international peer-reviewed open access journal Processes (ISSN 2227-9717) is open for submission, with focus on Catalytic Liquefaction Processes of Biomass for Fuels and
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