Robust and Efficient processes and technologies for Drop In renewable FUELs for road transport

Funding European Commission
Projectnumber 817612

The overall objective of REDIFUEL is to enable the utilization of various biomass feedstocks for an ultimate renewable EN590 diesel biofuel (drop-in capable at any ratio) in a sustainable manner. REDIFUEL’s ambition is to develop new technologies, solutions and processes that need to be integrated in order to reach high conversion efficiencies for renewable fuel productions.

Furthermore, REDIFUEL hereby proofs its techno-economic potential to reach a highly competitive production cost level of € 0.90 - 1.00 per liter (depending on biomass source) at moderate production plant sizes.Exemplarily, this makes it possible to gain scaling effects of 10-25 kt/a from a high number of installations and with further price potential in the future. The proposed drop-in biofuel contains high-cetane C11 + bio-hydrocarbons and C6-C11 bio-alcohols, which perform exceptionally with respect to combustion and soot-inhibition properties.

The environmental and the society aspects are taken into account by a comprehensive Biomass-to-Wheel performance, which considers the developed technologies and processes. In total, twelve companies, research institutes, and universities from six countries are working on the joint project REDIFUEL.

Period 10/2018-09/2021