Renewable fuels of the future will be also based on algae and non-biological feedstock for sectors that depend on and operate with dense fuels. Improving these technologies will contribute to advance the European scientific basis and global technological leadership in the area of renewable fuels, increase their technology competitiveness and role in transforming the energy system on a fossil-free basis by 2050, in particular for hard to electrify sectors like aviation, while supporting the EU goals for energy independence.
Project results are expected to contribute to some of the following expected outcomes:
- Increase feedstock and technology basis for renewable fuels.
- Facilitate development of advanced and high-quality biofuels from algae vegetable lipids.
- Foster development of technological pathways for algal and non-biological renewable fuel production.
- Increase robustness of conversion and process sustainability for algal and non-biological renewable fuels.
- Contribute to the priorities of the SET Plan Action 8.
- Deliver technology for longer-term needs for renewable fuels in energy and transport.
Proposals will develop and improve algal and/or non-biological renewable fuel technologies (other than for hydrogen as a final product), through developing synthetic pathways including biological, biochemical, thermochemical, electrochemical processes or combinations of them. Improving the performance of the conversion process by increasing the efficiency, reducing the cost and decreasing the GHG emissions from the production should be addressed beyond the current state of the art. Implementing and improving circularity for energy and material use should be considered, also as means to enhance sustainability and economic feasibility of the proposed concepts. Proposals should also address systemic constraints and opportunities for scaling-up algal and non-biological renewable fuel technologies.
Eligible costs will take the form of a lump sum.
10 January 2023
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