NextGenRoadFuels – Sustainable Drop-in Transport Fuels from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Low Value Urban Feedstock is coordinated by the University of Aalborg (Denmark) and is carried out by a consortium of eleven partners from seven countries. The project started in November 2018 and will last until 2022.

Aalborg University

Coordination and Management; feedstock characterization, expertise on HTL process/conversion

Steeper Energy Aps

Business development and risk management


Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute | CERTH

HTL bio-crude upgrading and pilot scale validation

CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain)

Feedstock pretreatment; life cycle and sustainability analysis

Technical University of Munich

HTL bio-crude upgrading


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Feedstock pretreatment and water management

SINTEF Energy Research

Technology scale-up and cost-analysis

Haldor Topsoe A/S

Catalysts supplier

Eni SpA

Company in charge for upgrading

SEANRG BV / GoodFuels

Market assessment of HTL drop-in fuels and other products

ETA Florence Renewable Energies

Communication, dissemination and support to exploitation