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BIOLYFE results

View the summary of BIOLYFE project

Download the BIOLYFE Handbook: Part I, Part II

Download the Integrated Sustainability Assessment of BIOLYFE 2nd Generation Bioethanol

View BIOLYFE Newsletters

Final BIOLYFE Conference, 4th December 2013, Brussels. View the presentations

2nd BIOLYFE Conference, 4th June 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. View the presentations

BIOLYFE SWOT Workshop, 3rd April 2013 in Madrid, Spain. Find more information here

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 here 

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The BIOLYFE consortium






Novozymes, Denmark

ENEA, Italy

Lund University, Sweden

Agriconsulting, Italy

WIP Renewable Energies, Germany

IUS, Germany




ETA Florence Renewable Energies, Italy

IFEU, Germany


BIOLYFE Coordination:  



Arianna Giovannini
Tel. +39 0131 882811
Other contacts:
(Science and Technology)
alessandra.frattini(at) (European projects)
(General enquiries)
giuliano.ghiglione(at) (Commercial enquiries)


Biochemtex, the engineering company of the M&G group, is a global organization that specializes in delivering innovative and value-added project solutions based on state-of-the-art technologies for its clients in the energy, biofuels, environmental, petrochemical, chemical and fibers industries. With a team of more than 1,000 experts and professionals located in offices in China, India, Italy and the USA, Biochemtex offers a full range engineering, project management, global sourcing and construction management solutions.

Biochemtex is a true global company with operations in key centres throughout the world. We share one vision and one company culture which provides our clients with the combined strength of one total organization.

Environmental protection is a priority for the conservation of natural resources and the health of our planet. Biochemtex recognizes its responsibility as a global company and is fully committed to reducing the environmental impact of the work we do, the technologies we provide and the plants we build.

Our recent and future investments in Research and Development, mostly related to bio fuels and the need for innovation in renewable resources, will not only be the seed of our growth in future years, but also an important heritage for future generations. We believe that preserving resources and being more efficient will be the true keys for success in the global marketplace.

Chemtex was founded in 1947 as Rayon Consultants, became Chemtex in 1958, acquired by Mitsubishi Corp in 1989 and in 2004 was acquired by Mossi & Ghisolfi group. In 2013 Chemtex was renamed to Biochemtex.

BIOLYFE Partners:  

Johan Mogensen
Tel. +45 44463406
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Novozymes, Denmark

Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation. Together with customers across a broad array of industries, we create tomorrow’s industrial biosolutions, improving our customers' business, and the use of our planet's resources.

With over 700 products used in 130 countries, Novozymes’ bioinnovations improve industrial performance and safeguard the world’s resources by offering superior and sustainable solutions for tomorrow’s ever-changing marketplace.

Novozymes’ natural solutions enhance and promote everything from removing trans-fats in food, to advancing biofuels to power the world tomorrow. Our never-ending exploration of nature’s potential is evidenced by over 6,000 patents, showing what is possible when nature and technology join forces.

Our 5,000+ employees working in research, production and sales around the world are committed to shaping business today and our world tomorrow.

Novozymes is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen A/S.


Isabella de Bari
Tel. +39 835974313

ENEA, Italy

ENEA is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. It is one of the largest scientific and technological state-owned Italian institutions (2700 employees and 1500 researchers) with a specific mission in applied research, technology transfer, high-tech services, studies, tests, training and education to both public and private bodies and enterprises. ENEA has twelve R&D Centres in Italy and a R&D budget of roughly 130 million euro per yr  (personnel cost not included). In the field of second generation biofuels, ENEA has been involved in the development and demonstration of technologies since the earliest 90’s. In the Research Centre “La Trisaia” (in the south of Italy) ENEA can boast the construction of several technological platforms for the conversion of wastes and biomass, comprising a number of bench scale, pilot scale and demonstrative scale plants.

The main research activities of the Department TER-ENE-BIO involved in the BIOLYFE project are currently focused on the production of both gaseous and liquid biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass  through two thermal pretreatment processes: steam explosion and gasification. In particular, significant research and demonstration activities have been carried out in recent years for the production of bioethanol through steam explosion and enzymatic hydrolysis.



Gunnar Lidén
Tel. +46 46 2220862

Lund University, Sweden

Lund University (ULUND) is one of the largest universities in Sweden with more than 39000 students. Lund University has a long experience in lignocellulose to ethanol conversion, with an active participation in several EU projects. The department of Chemical Engineering (CE) has about 50 employees and an annual turnover of about 5 MEuro. In the field of renewable energy, research activities focus primarily on process technology; including pretreatment of lignocellulose, fermentation technology, separation technology, techno-economic evaluations, environmental engineering and process simulations.


Fabrizio Rossi
Tel. +39 063 3088221


Agriconsulting, Italy

Established in 1996 by a group of agricultural entrepreneurs, Agriconsulting shareholding still coincides with the Company operational management, relevant experts in this sector, thus ensuring high levels of efficiency in the provision of specialised consulting.

The secret in Agriconsulting´s reputation - in Italy and in more than 100 countries all over the world - lies in the passion of people serving in it and in their direct knowledge of the context.

Through a multidisciplinary, hands-on, practical experience, our human resources are in a position to cater for any requirements in the planning, design and management of development initiatives in agriculture, rural development, environment and natural resources management, spatial planning. geographical information services, agrifood supply chain development, support to small and medium sized enterprises. institutional support and vocational training.


Rainer Janssen
Rita Mergner
Tel. +49 89 72012743

WIP Renewable Energies, Germany

WIP Renewable Energies has been active in the clean energy and environment sectors for over three decades, providing a range of technical expert and non-technical services to both industrial and public sector clients at the international level. In the field of bioenergy WIP is involved in several projects which have the overall aim to support the development of the European bioenergy sector through the stimulation of new biofuel markets. WIP offers project development, project management, technical supervision and realisation of both large- and small-scale projects, which involve the coordination of international consortia.


Walter Kretschmer
Tel. +49 6221 1383012


IUS, Germany

IUS is a consulting company specialised in environmental and spatial planning as well as landscape architecture with more than 20 years of practice. In three locations in Germany, IUS employs 25 persons, senior scientists (biology ecology), qualified consultants, skilled landscape architects and well trained members of staff. Experienced as well in stock-taking measures to provide data for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) the team is specialised in national and international EIA, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) according to European regulations and directives as well as SWOT and biomass potential analyses. Currently, IUS dedicate themselves to capacity building in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in order to expand their role as a leading institute in environmental research. IUS works for national and international clients.


BIOLYFE Subcontractors:


ETA Florence Renewable Energies, Italy

ETA Florence is an international consulting and engineering firm specializing in the development, integration and management of modern renewable energy systems. Comprised of professional experts in all areas of renewable engineering, we cooperate with clients to develop all the fundamental stages of their business for success.

ETA Florence is involved in the bioenergy field, with the following activities:

• Participation in research programmes and demonstration projects;

• Techno-economical consultancy;

• Biomass resource assessment.

ETA Florence supports the development of bioenergy projects by providing feasibility studies for bankable projects, environmental impact assessment, project financing, basic and detailed engineering and offers its consultancy to bring a whole new perspective of EU and transnational energy projects assisting from the follow up of the contract to the reporting, the rules and the evaluation of the project.

ETA Florence takes care of organization, promotion, realization, managementof international and international events, conferences meetings, workshops, exhibitions. Dissemination activities are carried out through conception and preparation of several scientific publications, newsletters, brochures and proceedings.


IFEU, Germany

IFEU, the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, was founded in 1978.

Since then IFEU has established itself as an independent centre of excellence for environmental research. Its expertise covers areas like environmental implications of transport, energy supply and renewable energy sources, life cycle assessment, air pollution control, sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, and environmental management.

Responsible for this website: WIP Renewable Energies