Hydroprocessing

A key innovation of the proposed technology is the upgrading of the Ablative Fast Pyrolysis (AFP) bio-oil via a single mild-hydroprocessing (mild-HDT) step employing a tailored-made catalyst. The targeted stabilization and partial upgrading of AFP bio-oil achieved via the proposed mild-HDT is expected to produce bio-based intermediate (BioMates) that would be readily integrated in existing refinery conversion unit(s) as renewable co-feeds. This approach has several advantages as compared with the current state-of-the-art multiple hydroprocessing steps, and primarily the significant reduction of the associated H2 consumption, which is estimated to render at least 70% decrease of the conversion cost over the conventional approach for upgrading pyrolysis bio-oils.
The tailor made catalyst development and preliminary testing will be conducted by Ranido and UCTP, while the process optimization and validation will be performed at CERTH.
European Commission  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727463

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