EUBCE 2021 - Patrick REUMERMAN - Bioenergy Retrofitting in Europe’s Industry - BIOFIT Results

Bioenergy Retrofitting in Europe’s Industry - BIOFIT Results


Industrial System and Sources Integration for Low Carbon Fuels and Products

Bioenergy Retrofitting in Europe’s Industry - BIOFIT Results

Short Introductive summary

The BIOFIT project ( is a HORIZON2020 initiative that aims to facilitate the introduction of bioenergy retrofitting in five specific industries, namely first-generation biofuels, pulp and paper, fossil refineries, fossil firing power and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants.

Spurred by innovation, bioenergy technologies are becoming more advanced and diverse, leading to the production of a variety of advanced transport fuels (first- and second-generation bioethanol, biodiesel and bio-kerosene), intermediate bioenergy carriers and high efficiency, low carbon emission production of power, heating and cooling. Besides erecting entirely new bioenergy plants, retrofitting existing facilities, meaning the replacement of part of a plant or installation with state-of-the-art equipment, can be a good alternative solution to replace fossil fuels or to upgrade outdated renewable technology. Retrofitting often results in lower capital expenditure (CAPEX), shorter lead times, faster implementation, lower production time losses and risks. The BIOFIT project is now nearing its end, and key results can be presented.


Moderator portrait


BTG Biomass Technology Group

Presenter's biography

Senior consultant Biomass and Bioenergy, with more than 20 years of experience. Main fields of interest are combustion, anaerobic digestion, biodiesel production and carbonisation. Broad knowledge of conversion technologies for biomass and waste.

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P.J. Reumerman, BTG Biomass Technology Group, Enschede, THE NETHERLANDS
D. Rutz, WIP Renewable Energies, Munich, GERMANY
R. Janssen, WIP Renewable Energies, Munich, GERMANY
D. Bacovsky, BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies, Graz, AUSTRIA
E. Mäki, VTT, Espoo, FINLAND
S. Hauschild, DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum, Leipzig, GERMANY

Session reference: IDV.7.11