Uniresearch was hired by the initial consortium to assist in the writing and compilation of the grant application. After approval of the project, Uniresearch has been assigned the task of project management facilitator and the role of Work Package Leader for the activities related to dissemination, exploitation, and communication. Uniresearch will be responsible for major dissemination and communication activities of the project results.
The overall goal of IDEALFUEL is to enable the utilization of lignin from lignocellulosic biomass, i.e. woody non-food biomass source, as maritime fuel in a sustainable manner. To achieve this goal, IDEALFUEL aims to develop an efficient and low-cost chemical pathway to convert lignocellulosic biomass into a Biogenic Heavy Fuel Oil (Bio-HFO) with ultra-low sulphur levels that can be used as drop-in fuel in the existing maritime fleet. IDEALFUEL’s ambition is to develop new technologies, solutions, and processes from the current lab-scale (TRL3) via bench-scale (TRL4) to pilot scale (TRL5) and to prove the performance and compatibility of the Bio-HFO over the whole blending range in maritime fuel systems and marine engines. IDEALFUEL will also carry out a Well to Propeller impact assessment and Life Cycle Analysis to check and proof the soundness of the environmental, society, and sustainability aspects of the to be developed technologies, processes, products, and logistics.
The project consortium consists of 11 partners from 4 different EU and associated countries.