FLEXI-GREEN FUELS (Flexible and resilient integrated biofuel processes for competitive production of green renewable jet and shipping fuels) is a consortium of 13 European partners that is coordinated by Hochschule Bremerhaven, University of Applied Sciences. The project started in January 2021 and will last for 3 years.

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THE PARTNERS INVOLVED ARE:

HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN - UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Is the general coordinator of the project, acting each time as WP-leader regarding WP1, WP9 and WP6. BHV will provide the necessary support for day-to day administrative, financial, technical, scientific and organizational management of the project as a whole. Also, BHV will be responsible for the Dissemination & Exploitation and will be involved in Fuel upgrading and tests, focusing on the Downstream separation of new biofuel components or fractions.

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET

Will be leading WP2 and be mainly involved in WP3 and WP4. LTU will contribute on pilot scale organosolv fractionation, enzyme recycling, and sugar-to lipid fermentation with microalgae.

AALBORG UNIVERSITY

Is establishing a full biomass processing pilot plant and will work on OFMSW hydrolysis, lipid extraction, and MEC optimisation and scale up, being WP-leader in WP3 and WP4. Hosting excellent laboratory facilities, AAU will be involved in WP4 on fungal sugar-to-lipid and acetic acid fermentation.

 

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Is leading WP5 and is mainly involved in lignin fast pyrolysis, catalytic hydrogenation/deoxygenation and alkylation of lignin bio-oil light fractions, catalytic hydrotreating of heavier lignin bio-oil fractions and lipids, and catalytic conversion of hemicellulose sugars to jet fuel alkanes.

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FÜR TECHNOLOGIE

The KIT will be mainly involved in the optimisation of pilot scale pyrolysis of lignin in WP5.

UNIVERSITÄT ROCKSTOCK

Is participating on WP7, fuel characterisation and test in ship and aircraft engines. UROS will be principally involved in the evaluation of a regenerative biofuel component for marine use and the comparison of burning characteristics towards a fossil standard fuel.

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT EV

DRL will be involved in fuel upgrading and fuel tests by leading WP7, the characterisation and testing of the produced jet-like aviation fuels.

 

SUPREN GMBH

Will work closely with GREEN and SGRE and will be leading WP8, to perform the whole bioprocess system integration, the techno-economic analysis and life-cycle-analysis.

ENORM BIOFACTORY AS

Is developing an industrial scale production of Black Soldier Fly larvae and will contribute to WP4 regarding larvae test and production from FLEXI-GREEN FUELS feedstocks and process streams.

KIRAM AB

KIRAM’s role is mainly connected to solvent recovery and recirculation in the Organosolv fractionation of LIGN biomass in WP2.

 

HULTEBERG CHEMISTRY AND ENGINEERING AB

HUL will get the opportunity to further develop and improve its catalytic process research and will mainly be involved in WP5 on the pilot scale hydrogenation of bio-oils (lipids and lignins).

GREEN LAB SKIVE

Is contributing to WP3 and WP8 on MSW data and characterisation and input to preliminary business plan for the FLEXI-GREEN FUELS process in the Green lab Renewable Energy Park.

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY

SGRE is mainly involved in WP4 and WP8 on assessment of integration of wind power in hydrogen production in microbial electrolysis cells and benchmarking against other type of fuels (e.g. Ammonia).