MiniRefine - Demonstration of New Biotransport Fuel Manufacturing Processes

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Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - Biovetenskap och material/Ytor, process och formulering
Funding from Vinnova SEK 5 678 000
Project duration October 2018 - December 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme Bioinnovation
Call Key Enabling Technologies for production of biobased products

Purpose and goal

Development of new biofuels to the market To drive the development of new biofuels, RISE, in collaboration with Preem, Fortum and Valmet, will build infrastructure and competence for the development of processes that enable the introduction of new, renewable raw materials in refineries. The aim is to broaden the raw material base through new and refined processes and to facilitate, e.g., the conversion of pyrolysis oils into high-quality biofuels for the transport sector. The project is a supplement to RISE´s existing business and makes us an even stronger partner for the industry

Expected results and effects

Build and deploy a refinery pilot that mimics established refinery processes at full scale for testing of formulated pyrolysis and bio oils, as starting materials for biofuel production. Demonstration to TRL 5-7 of processes for conversion of raw pyrolysis oils into formulations that can be used as starting materials for fuel production in existing oil refineries and processes for catalytic respect of formulated pyrolysis oils to qualitative fuel. Techno economic and market analyses that support investment decisions.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is implemented in two parts and six different work packages (WPs) where the first part (WP1-3) is about equipment acquisition and adaptation of RISE SPF´s facilities for the MiniRefine capability, installation, testing and training of staff. The second part of the project (WP4-6) is about the demonstration of selected processes all the way from the formulation of commercial pyrolysis oils to ready-made fuels, technoeconomical and market analyses as well as project management, communication and dissemination of Project.

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