Heat-to-Fuel is a project funded under Horizon 2020. The project is being implemented by 14 European partners who will be developing the next-generation biofuel technologies, thus promoting decarbonisation of the transport sector.
The partners of the Heat-to-Fuel project have over 100 years of combined expertise in biofuel production. They also incorporate state-of-the-art demonstration facilities and key industry and academic partners.
In 2013, the transport sector was responsible for 31.6% of total final energy consumption in Europe. Most of the energy-generating products used are imported fossil fuels such as diesel and kerosene. The decarbonisation of diesel and kerosene production as alternative energy sources is a very important factor in reducing CO2 emissions in this sector. Heat-to-Fuel is a leading research project focused on using the opportunity to develop efficient technologies and processes for the decarbonisation of fuels in the transport sector.
Project objectives in figures
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biofuel production cost achieved
reduction of biofuel production costs
reduction of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions
jobs in each Heat-to-Fuel biorefinery construction
These main objectives swill be achieved through the integration of new technologies in the Heat-to-Fuel project and through innovative activities in the design, modelling, hardware and process development, testing and life cycle analysis of a fully integrated system.
At the end of the project, the knowledge acquired will allow technologies and processes to be expanded to the demonstration level of the next-generation sustainable biofuel production technologies.
The project, coordinated by the Austrian institution Güssing Energy Technologies, started in September 2017 and will last for four years.