Projecttitel: PEUT-PLANT (Process for Enhanced UTilisation of PLANT and other residues to aviation biofuels)
Looptijd: 2019 – 2023
Budget publiek: € 760.000
Budget privaat: € 410.000
Projectleider: Luuk van der Wielen
Betrokken partijen: BE-Basic Foundation, BioDetection Systems, SkyNRG, TU Delft
Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) are becoming a reality in The Netherlands. A consortium led by the Dutch SME SkyNRG targets the construction of a commercial scale production unit of SAF based on proven technology and (organic waste & residue) feedstocks, aiming to start production in 2021. This effort is called Direct Supply Lines (DSL). Flanking the main investments in DSL-01, the consortium has initiated a critical development project, PEUT-PLANT, that targets the development, testing, and demonstration of a multi-feed production technology for the valorisation of residue streams into high added value products such as chemical building blocks and fuel additives. This so-called TCR technology will be integrated in the main operation as a waste treatment unit in any case in the DSL-01 design. However, the PEUT-PLANT project will focus on further valorisation and utilisation of the TCR unit for the mentioned higher value end products/markets. The group has teamed-up with TU Delft as a central knowledge institute in technology development for biobased production, product characterisation and application and LCA-profiling, the SME-company BDS for analysing the safety profile of the production streams with reference to REACH-compliance, and BE-Basic Foundation, who supports the implementation of biobased solutions in general. PEUT-PLANT can dramatically improve the economic feasibility of the main production, offers the opportunity to unlock high potential feedstock streams (like agri-residues, sewage sludge or MSW) for chemical, material and fuel market segments, enables new economic activity and job creation, as well as the worker safety and overall emission reduction of the sustainable aviation fuels and co-product production. The main production of sustainable aviation fuels (not being part of this application) fits fully in the physical and chemical conversion roadmaps of the TKI-BBE Research Agenda. The planned coproduct production will be rooted in the same thermo-chemical conversion technology category, although biological conversion remains possible, depending on project outcome. Also, when product/markets are proven economically attractive, the TCR unit can also be deployed (and scaled) in a stand-alone modus.