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Pulp and Paper Industry Wastes to Fuel

Pulp and Fuel

Pulp and Paper Industry Wastes to Fuel

Background & policy context: 

The transport sector is dominated by the use of fossil fuels, and alternative fuels currently represent only 5 % of fuel consumption in EU. The EU objective for the share of renewable energy in the transport sector is 10 % in 2020. To achieve this goal, new advanced biofuels are needed and must be produced from alternative feedstocks. 

Objectives: 

The Pulp&Fuel concept is to develop a simple and robust fuel synthesis process taking advantage of the synergy between super critical water gasification (wet gasification) and fixed bed gasification (dry gasification). For the Pulp&Fuel project, we have chosen to study the integration of the full process on a pulp mill. The developed process will take advantage of low to negative value wet and dry resources on a paper mill to add value to the overall process. The yield of biofuels will be significantly increased to 28 % compared to a classic approach that would only yield 18 %.

The Pulp&Fuel final objective is to produce biofuels below 1 €/L without having a negative impact on the existing operations of the pulp mill. To achieve these goals a team of 10 partners, leaders in their field, from 4 EU member states, will join efforts.

To this end, there are defined five ambitious specific objectives:

  1. Improve the efficiency of the dry gasification process from 70 to 80 %
  2. Improve the carbon conversion of the wet gasification process to above 90 %
  3. Improve fuel synthesis to obtain carbon efficiencies above 50 % (state of the art 45 %)
  4. Integration of the full process and synergy between dry and wet gasification
  5. Integrated assessments will show that biofuels can be produced below 1 €/L

Related work packages, tasks, milestones and risks are considered in order to achieve these objectives. The Pulp&Fuel project addresses the topic 'liquid diesel- and gasoline-like biofuels from biogenic residues and wastes through either chemical, biochemical and thermochemical pathways, or a combination of them' of the LC-SC3-RES-21-2018 call.

Type of funding:
Funding Source(s): 
H2020-EU.3.3.3. - Alternative fuels and mobile energy sources. Funding Scheme: RIA
Lead Organisation: 

Commissariat A L Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Address: 
RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
EU Contribution: 
€1,007,123
Partner Organisations: 

Stiftelsen Sintef

Address: 
Strindveien
7465 Trondheim
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€1,007,950

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne

Address: 
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€484,285

Ivl Svenska Miljoeinstitutet Ab

Address: 
Valhallavaegen
100 31 Stockholm
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€486,125

Institut Polytechnique De Grenoble

Address: 
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
France
EU Contribution: 
€293,646

Sofresid Engineering

Address: 
1/7 Avenue San Fernando
78180 Montigny Le Bretonneux
France
EU Contribution: 
€371,000

Fibre Excellence Saint-Gaudens SAS

Address: 
Rue Du President Saragat Bp 202
31804 Saint-Gaudens
France
EU Contribution: 
€225,483

Top Industrie

Address: 
79 Rue Hippolyte Marinoni
77000 Vaux Le Penil
France
EU Contribution: 
€178,500

Absiskey

Address: 
41b Rue Dupetit-Thouars
49000 Angers
France
EU Contribution: 
€260,000
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