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Technological innovation in the production of advanced biofuels applicable to the Bel-gian territory for road and air transport and technical, economic and environmental analyses

The ADV_BIO project aims to develop, through innovative and competitive approaches, advanced (bio)fuels from renewable non-food resources that do not generate waste. This project focuses on the development of innovative and competitive technological production schemes in order to position Belgium as a strategic and differentiated partner and actor for the eco-efficient production of second and third generation alternative advanced (bio)fuels. Biofuels from renewable resources for non-food use that do not cause indirect land use changes are envisioned as established by the Renewable Energy Directive Directive 2018/2001 adopted in December 2018 by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers of the European Union. The ADV_BIO project therefore aims to study the removal of technological barriers related to these alternative fuels by offering a decision-making grid through innovative research actions, differentiated, adapted to the requirements of the national territory. The new products, whether they are adapted to road or air transport, will have a chemical composition that will enable them to meet the specifications of the fuel industry. The project focuses on biomass as a feedstock for the production of alternative fuels (biofuels and synthetic fuels) as defined in Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22/10/2014 on the deployment of an infrastructure for alternative fuels, paragraphs 4 and 6, and on the Commission Communication of 24/01/2013 "Clean energy and transport: the European strategy for strategy for alternative fuels". To carry out this ADV_BIO project, the project will focus on non-food biomasses, namely microalgae and lignocellulosic materials, which have a risk of have a low risk of Indirect Land Use Change as foreseen in the Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion the use of energy from renewable sources and its recast of 13 March 2019 describing the specification of sustainability criteria for biofuels.To carry out this research, four universities are involved: the University of Liège (ULiege), the Catholic University of Leuven (UCLouvain), Ghent University (UGent) and the University of Antwerp (UAntwerp) through 6 distinct research groups covering aspects of physiology, genetical modification, chemical engineering, energy and environmental economics and quantitative sustainability assessments.
Date:1 Oct 2020  →  Today
Disciplines:Agricultural and natural resource economics, environmental and ecological economics
Project type:Collaboration project