BABET-REAL5

New Technology and Strategy for a Large and Sustainable Deployment of
Second Generation Biofuel in Rural Areas

Duration: 2016 – 2020 ● Client: European Commission (H2020) ● WIP Expertise: Research and Innovation, Communication and Dissemination, Exploitation ●
www.babet-real5.eu

The main aim of BABET-REAL5 is to develop an alternative solution for the production of second generation ethanol based on smaller industrial scale than the already realised plants of first generation ethanol. Such plants of small industrial scale shall be applicable to a large number of countries, rural areas and feedstock.

The target is to reach technical, environmental and economical viabilities in production units processing at least 30 000 tons equivalent dry biomass per year. This approach will definitely enlarge the scope of biomass feedstock exploitable for the production of biofuel and create better conditions for the deployment of production sites, to the benefit of rural areas in Europe and worldwide.

Objectives:

  • Achieve favourable techno-economic and environmental performances for the production of second generation ethanol in small-scale industrial plants.
  • Identify feedstock with sustainable and reliable supply conditions for the evaluation and selection of business cases leading to demonstration/flagship plants after the project.
  • Preparation of all the necessary data for the selected business cases so that the new technology can be realistically evaluated and scaled-up at the end of the project to TRL 6-7 (Technical Readiness Level, a measuring scale describing the level of maturity of a topic, TRL 6 means: technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies); TRL 7: system prototype demonstration in operational environment).