European project corresponding to the call FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7 (Topic: NMP.2013.1.1-1) of 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
CASCATBEL aims to design, optimize and scale-up a novel multi-step process for the production of second-generation liquid biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass in a cost-efficient way through the use of next-generation high surface area tailored nano-catalysts.
The strategy proposed in CASCATBEL will lead to the preparation of advanced biofuels having composition and properties very similar to petroleum-derived fuels. This is a very relevant advantage regarding the commercial implementation of this technology, as it would not require any significant changes in the already existing infrastructures and engines.
Partners: IMDEA Energy Institute (Coordinator); ENCE; Universita' degli studi di milanobicocca; Charles University in Prague; Institute of Physical Chemistry; Universiteit Utrecht; Aston University; Abengoa Research, S.L.; ETH Zürich; Max Planck Institut fuer Kohlenforschung; MAST Carbon International Ltd.; Silkem; Nanologica; Center for Research and Technology Hellas/Chemical Process and Energy Research Institute (CETH/CPERI); ENI SPA; Hamburg University of Technology; OUTOTEC.
Funding Institution/Program: European Union/FP7-Cooperation. Call identifier: FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7 (Topic: NMP.2013.1.1-1)
Period: November 2013-October 2017
Principal researcher: Prof. David Serrano