The official opening ceremony of the new fuel station took place on 7th June 2012 in Tortona, Italy. It was possible to fuel vehicles with E10 and E85 bioethanol. More information on the event you may find in BIOLYFE newsletter Issue 9 - July 2012.
The BIOLYFE consortium met in Heidelberg, Germany on 12-13 April 2012 to discuss further progress in the project. In addition, a workshop on interlinkages was organised for the project partners.
The first BIOLYFE workshop on sustainable feedstock production was organised on 7 June 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
The construction of the BIOLYFE ethanol production plant in Crescentino (IT) starts! The Foundation Stone Ceremony took place on 12 April 2011. Download the press release here.
Demonstrating large-scale bioethanol production from lignocellulosic feedstocks
The benefits of second generation biofuels production from lignocellulosic materials are significant. The main advantages include higher per hectare productivities, better GHG (green house gas) performance and avoidance of direct competition with the food market. In order to make this technology competitive with fossil fuels, significant cost reductions and technological developments are needed while the sustainability of the overall process has to be ensured.
In order to tackle this problem, the BIOLYFE project aims at improving critical process steps and demonstrating the whole supply chain, from feedstock sourcing via fuel production to product utilisation. The main result will be the construction of an efficient 2nd generation industrial demonstration unit with an annual output of about 40.000 tons of lignocellulosic bioethanol, which can then be used for process optimization through extensive testing.
Basic information on BIOLYFE is provided in the project flyer.
BIOLYFE is co-funded by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme (Project No. FP7-239204).
Project duration: January 2010 - December 2013