01-01-2017 - 31-12-2019 /
The Netherlands



The TKI-toeslag project E4BioFRAME (BBE-1706) is a 24-month project which started in January 2017. Apollo Global R&D, Dura Vermeer Infrastructuur and Progression-Industry strive for replacing (part of) the fossil fuel usage in their products by renewable substitutes, e.g. based on lignin-rich residues (e.g. from paper and pulp industry and woody/grassy biomass streams). By pyrolyzing the lignin-rich residues, oils and char can be obtained that can either be used as additive or as substitute for fossil fuel based materials. ECN, part of TNO has extensive knowledge of pyrolysis as well as having several facilities for conducting pyrolysis experiments.

The goal of the E4BioFRAME project is to develop product applications for tires, asphalt and transport fuels, using pyrolysis oil and char as raw materials. The innovations are based on application of lignin-rich feedstocks for the before mentioned applications. Lignin-rich feedstocks like residues from the paper and pulp industry, bio-refineries and forestry residues like pine wood will be thermo-chemically converted into various oil fractions and char (carbon). Subsequently, these fractions will be applied in tire rubber formulation, asphalt production and in transport fuel. The effects of these materials on the quality of the end-products will be investigated, as well as the economic viability of replacing the fossil counterparts by these renewable oils and char.

At the end of the project it will become clear whether pyrolysis products can be used in these product applications. Based on successful application, the potential for CO2 reduction is approximately 2 million tons of CO2 per year for the Netherlands. Additionally, the dependence on import of oil will be reduced, the economic outlook of bio-refineries will improve and the technology has the potential to be commercialized world-wide.

For more information on this project please contact Katharina Andrés via or +31 (0)6 30 24 27 64.

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