Developing advanced Biorefinery schemes for integration into existing oil production/transesterification plants


An ambitious and achievable vision for 2030 is that up to 25% of the EU s transport fuel needs could be met by clean and CO2-efficient biofuel. To achieve this, it will be necessary to promote the transition towards second generation biofuels (e.g. lignocellulosic ethanol, syngas gas based fuels, pyrolysis oil based biofuels) but also support the implementation of currently available biofuels including biodiesel via integrated production of energy and other added-value products through biorefineries.

The aim of SUSTOIL is to develop advanced biorefinery schemes to convert whole EU oil-rich crops (rapeseed, olive and sunflower) into energy (fuels, power and heat), food and bioproducts (chemicals and/or materials) making optimal uses of the side streams generated during farming/harvesting, primary processing (e.g. oil extraction and refining) and secondary processing (e.g. transesterification).

  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Launch
  • 01 June 2008
  • Project completed
  • 31 May 2010
bio-fuel bio-refineries oil-rich crops