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BioTheRos: Collaborative actions to bring novel BIOfuels THErmochemical ROutes into industrial Scale

Through the use of thermochemical conversion technologies, like gasification and pyrolysis, the BioTheRoS Project aims to develop a comprehensive approach that will accelerate the production of sustainable biofuels. The project will bring together important players on a European and global scale, including technological and social specialists, associations focused on renewable energy, and industrial stakeholders. For the scaling up and commercialization of biofuels, international cooperation is of large importance as several projects and initiatives already exist on global level. Thus, BioTheRoS will establish close collaboration links with ETIP Bioenergy and Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) within the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The assessment of current pre-treatment technologies and the availability of biomass feedstocks is the first step of the BioTheRoS concept. Using predictive AI models for biomass demand, potential globally abundant biomass feedstocks suited for sustainable pyrolysis and gasification biofuel value chains will be selected. Pilot experimental validation of pyrolysis and gasification value chains will be implemented. Despite the differences between these technologies, the project anticipates synergies by using a multidisciplinary stepwise approach that includes feedstock selection, pilot experimental validation, as well as simulation and modelling for scale-up.

Furthermore, market dynamics will be evaluated by calculating the energy demand for renewable fuels in 2030, determining the applicability and costs of renewable fuels for each transport sector, performing a high-level analysis of the availability of renewable fuels, and developing a set of fuel mixtures for the three transport sectors (marine, road, and aviation), considering the demand for renewable energy outside the transport sector.

Please find more information on the homepage of the project: https://www.biotheros.eu

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