Autumn 2019  

Hydrothermal Liquefaction is one of the most promising technologies for the conversion of sustainable biomass into renewable transport fuels. Five European research and innovation projects and the Norwegian National Centre Bio4Fuels are jointly organizing an expert workshop to discuss state-of-the-art, developments and applications of this technology. Learn more in this dedicated newsletter.

Join us in Brussels on November 19th to find out more about research and industrial advancements in HTL

The aim and purpose of this workshop is to create a working arena for stakeholders from science and industry working on the implementation and commercialization of HTL to join forces for market penetration.... Agenda and registration >>


Sustainable Drop-In Transport Fuels from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Urban Waste – NextGenRoadFuels

NextGenRoadFuels aims at developing a cost-effective valorisation pathway for multiple urban waste streams such as sewage sludge from treated wastewater, food waste and construction wood waste. The 4-years project will prove the Hydrothermal Liquefaction pathway (HTL) as an efficient route to produce high-volume... >>

Next generation of biofuels for the transportation sector – The Heat-to-Fuel Project

A possible solution and alternative to fossil fuel is the decarbonised production of diesel and kerosene, proposed and carried out by the Horizon 2020 project Heat-to-Fuel. In the perspective of hydrothermal conversion processes, the Heat-to-Fuel approach features some peculiarities which makes... >>

Sustainable fuel production via hydrothermal liquefaction of various organic feedstock – The HyFlexFuel project

The mitigation of climate change requires a rapid phase-out of fossil fuels in all sectors of the economy. The HyFlexFuel consortium addresses this challenge by demonstrating all individual process steps along a hydrothermal liquefaction pathway that converts various types... >>

Biofuels from bio waste residues – The WASTE2ROAD Project

Did you know that it is possible to convert bio waste residues into a new generation of biofuels to be used for road transport? The WASTE2ROAD project aims to develop a new generation of cost-effective biofuels from a selected range of low cost and abundant biogenic residues and waste fractions. Management of biogenic residues and waste... >>

A Norwegian Research Centre for Sustainable Bio-Based Fuels and Chemicals – The Bio4Fuels

The BIO4Fuels centre aims at producing sustainable and economic biofuels from forests’ low-grade fractions of wood and waste from agriculture. The main objectives of the centre is to develop innovative technology and support industries to realize economic and sustainable conversion of... >>

Integrating bio-liquids into existing refinery processes – The 4Refinery project

Started in May 2017, 4REFINERY project will develop and demonstrate the production of next generation biofuels from efficient primary liquefaction routes, integrated with upgraded downstream (hydro)refining processes, to achieve overall carbon yields of >45%. 4Refinery has a focus on HTL as one of two main ... >>


  Eight resources about HTL you cannot miss from the latest EUBCE Conference Proceedings

The 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition held last May in Lisbon featured more than 941 presentations from 4020 authors. Find here eight presentations about HTL, many others available open access in the Conference Proceedings:



28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2020)

For more than 30 years now, this event combines an international scientific conference with an international exhibition representing the leading platform in the biomass sector for the scientific and technological sector. The 28th EUBCE will expand its portfolio from energy related biomass production and conversion of bio-based feedstock to other sectors of the economy and will now integrate the bioeconomy into its conference programme... >>

European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy - 9th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting

The 9th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting (SPM) of the European Technology and Innovation Platform will be held from 20-21 November 2019 in Brussels. In three thematic sessions during the first day, innovations in the fields of renewable fuels and bioenergy... >>