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EUBCE 2021 - Patrick REUMERMAN - Logistics and Feasibility of an International Fast Pyrolysis Bio-Oil Supply Chain - a Case Study of the MUSIC Project (HORIZON 2020)

Logistics and Feasibility of an International Fast Pyrolysis Bio-Oil Supply Chain - a Case Study of the MUSIC Project (HORIZON 2020)

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Industrial System and Sources Integration for Low Carbon Fuels and Products

Logistics and Feasibility of an International Fast Pyrolysis Bio-Oil Supply Chain - a Case Study of the MUSIC Project (HORIZON 2020)

Short Introductive summary

Intermediate bioenergy carriers (IBC) are formed when biomass is processed to energetically denser, storable and transportable intermediary products analogous to coal, oil and gaseous fossil energy carriers. IBCs can be further refined to final bioenergy or bio-based products or directly used for heat and power generation. Fast Pyrolysis Bio-Oil (FPBO) is a liquid IBC that is derived from solid biomass residues by rapid heating of biomass in absence of oxygen. In Europe, the first plants producing pyrolysis oil on commercial scale started operation, or are under construction, in The Netherlands, Finland and Sweden.

In a recent EU-sponsored study the logistics and the techno-economic feasibility of a long-distance supply chain scenario comprising decentralized production of FPBO in Sweden/Finland, transport of FPBO to a Dutch seaport, and centralised upgrading of FPBO to an advanced drop-in marine transport fuel was investigated. As part of the exercise a logistics optimization model was also developed. First results indicate that the investigated supply chain is economically viable, and that there seem to be no insurmountable showstoppers.

Presenter

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Patrick REUMERMAN

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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Co-authors:

P.J. Reumerman, BTG Biomass Technology Group, Enschede, THE NETHERLANDS
J. Vos, BTG Biomass Technology Group, Enschede, THE NETHERLANDS
M. Matisons, BioFuel Region, UMEÅ, SWEDEN
V. Kainulainen, Green Fuel Nordic, Lieksa, FINLAND
R. de Vries, Goodfuels, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
J. Schürmann, Goodfuels, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
D. van der Kroft, Goodfuels, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
C. Voorhoeve, Goodfuels, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
M. Richters, BTG Bioliquids, Enschede, THE NETHERLANDS
T. Lammens, BTG Bioliquids, Enschede, THE NETHERLANDS

Session reference: IDV.7.12