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Renewable fuels for advanced powertrains - RENEW

2nd generation bio-fuels, like BtL-diesel (biomass to liquid) are one option for future mobility. This project developed production technologies for "renewable fuels for advanced powertrains" based on gasification of wood, straw and forestry residues. Their potential was assessed with respect to technology, economy and sustainability to pave the way for the large-scale production of 2nd-generation bio-fuels for transportation.

Coordinator: Volkswagen AG
started 1.4.2004
Duration: 48 months
Costs: 19,2 Mio.€


RENEW investigated by means of a systematic technical, environmental and economic assessment the pathways towards liquid 2nd generation biofuels. 32 partners form all industrial sectors formed the interdisciplinary and powerful consortium of this Integrated European Project