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Next Generation Bio-butanol

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EC-Contrib. €






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Project "ButaNexT" data sheet

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Green Biologics Ltd. 

Organization address
address: 45A Western Avenue, Milton Park
city: Abingdon
postcode: OX144RU
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 4˙599˙414 €
 EC max contribution 4˙599˙414 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Make bio-energy more competitive and sustainable)
2. H2020-EU. (New alternative fuels)
 Code Call H2020-LCE-2014-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-05-01   to  2018-04-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    Green Biologics Ltd. UK (Abingdon) coordinator 731˙000.00
2    TECNICAS REUNIDAS SA ES (MADRID) participant 920˙687.00
3    FUNDACION CENER ES (SARRIGUREN) participant 681˙011.00
6    METGEN OY FI (KAARINA) participant 362˙877.00
8    E4TECH (UK) LTD UK (LONDON) participant 210˙405.00
9    DYADIC NEDERLAND BV NL (Wageningen) participant 137˙747.00
10    C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED UK (CHESTER) participant 132˙500.00


 Project objective

Biobutanol is an attractive commodity chemical and advanced biofuel with superior properties but the 1st gen process suffers from technical and economical constraints. ButaNexT project aims to overcome some of those technical barriers through a novel combination of innovations. Individual stages of the process supply chain will be developed, validated and optimized at lab-scale and then integrated and demonstrated at pilot scale. A holistic approach is proposed to produce cost-competitive biobutanol from 3 types of lignocellulosic biomass and waste in a sustainable way being flexible to accommodate regionally specific feedstocks. Project exploitable outputs include: (1)novel low CAPEX two-step pretreatment process that releases hemicellulose and cellulose from recalcitrant feedstocks for further enzymatic and/or fermentation processing, (2)new tailored enzyme cocktail yielding highly fermentable sugars at low enzyme dosages and lower cost, (3)superior clostridial strains with enhanced production characteristics i.e. butanol and inhibitor tolerance, (4)high productivity fermentation process including a novel in-situ product recovery step. Technology advances allow sustainable feedstock diversification, improve conversion yields and efficiency, reduce energy requirements, and water usage. We expect significant reductions in cost (target $800/T which equates to 50% of current 1st gen solvent production in China) as well as enhanced energy balances and reduced GHG emissions vs 1st gen biofuel production (target a 85% reduction). The project output (a technically and economically-validated process) will provide the EU with a tremendous opportunity to build an advanced biofuel business from sustainable feedstocks. This is strategically important to contribute to the European 10% target for renewable transportation fuels for 2020. The proposed project fits into the topic ”Developing next generation technologies for biofuels and sustainable alternative fuels” (LCE-11-2014)


List of deliverables.
Audio-visual material Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-28 16:48:04
Techno-economic analysis of the integrated process Documents, reports 2019-05-28 16:48:04
Social impact assessment Documents, reports 2019-05-28 16:48:04
Reactivity of diesel soot derived from the use of butanol blends in diesel engine Documents, reports 2019-05-28 16:48:03
Technical report on the validation of performance data at pilot scale Documents, reports 2019-05-28 16:48:03
Data Management Plan Documents, reports 2019-05-28 16:48:03
Integrated process flowchart & theoretical mass balances Other 2019-05-28 16:48:03
Energy balance and GHG assessment - final Documents, reports 2019-05-28 16:48:03
Performances and pollutant emissions of a diesel engine fuelled with butanol blends Documents, reports 2019-05-28 16:48:03
Performance data with VITO fed-batch & continuous ISPR system on pure and cellulosic sugar. Butanol productivities > 0.75g/L/hr Documents, reports 2019-05-28 16:48:03
Performance data on cellulosic sugar with GBL BEST system. Butanol productivities > 0.75g/L/hr Documents, reports 2019-05-28 16:48:03
Vehicle performances and emissions under ambient and cold temperatures when using butanol blends Documents, reports 2019-05-28 16:48:03
Lignocellulosic biomass: supply and characterization Documents, reports 2019-05-28 16:48:03
Feedstock assessment Documents, reports 2019-05-28 16:48:03
Analysis report of recalcitrant biomass Documents, reports 2019-05-28 16:48:03
Website and communication material Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-28 16:48:03

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of ButaNexT deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Magín Lapuerta, José Rodríguez-Fernández, David Fernández-Rodríguez, Rayda Patiño-Camino
Modeling viscosity of butanol and ethanol blends with diesel and biodiesel fuels
published pages: 332-338, ISSN: 0016-2361, DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2017.02.101
Fuel 199 2019-05-29
2018 Wouter Van Hecke, Eva Joossen-Meyvis, Herman Beckers, Heleen De Wever
Prospects & potential of biobutanol production integrated with organophilic pervaporation – A techno-economic assessment
published pages: 437-449, ISSN: 0306-2619, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.06.113
Applied Energy 228 2019-05-29
2017 Magín Lapuerta, Juan José Hernández, José Rodríguez-Fernández, Javier Barba, Angel Ramos, David Fernández-Rodríguez
Emission benefits from the use of n-butanol blends in a Euro 6 diesel engine
published pages: 146808741774257, ISSN: 1468-0874, DOI: 10.1177/1468087417742578
International Journal of Engine Research 2019-05-29
2018 Magín Lapuerta, José Rodríguez-Fernández, David Fernández-Rodríguez, Rayda Patiño-Camino
Cold flow and filterability properties of n -butanol and ethanol blends with diesel and biodiesel fuels
published pages: 552-559, ISSN: 0016-2361, DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2018.03.083
Fuel 224 2019-05-29
2017 Wouter Van Hecke, Heleen De Wever
High-flux POMS organophilic pervaporation for ABE recovery applied in fed-batch and continuous set-ups
published pages: 321-332, ISSN: 0376-7388, DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2017.06.058
Journal of Membrane Science 540 2019-05-29
2018 Magín Lapuerta, Ángel Ramos, Javier Barba, David Fernández-Rodríguez
Cold- and warm-temperature emissions assessment of n -butanol blends in a Euro 6 vehicle
published pages: 173-183, ISSN: 0306-2619, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.02.178
Applied Energy 218 2019-05-29
2017 Magín Lapuerta, Rosario Ballesteros, Javier Barba
Strategies to Introduce n-Butanol in Gasoline Blends
published pages: 589, ISSN: 2071-1050, DOI: 10.3390/su9040589
Sustainability 9/4 2019-05-29
2017 M. Lapuerta , J. J. Hernández , J. Rodríguez-Fernández , J. Barba , A. Ramos , D. Fernández-Rodríguez, University of Castilla-La Mancha Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Ciudad Real, Spain
Emissions and performance assessment of n-butanol blends in an euro 6 vehicle
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2016 Magín Lapuerta, Juan José Hernández, David Fernández-Rodríguez, Alexis Cova-Bonillo
Autoignition of blends of n-butanol and ethanol with diesel or biodiesel fuels in a constant-volume combustion chamber
published pages: , ISSN: 0360-5442, DOI: 10.1016/
Energy 2019-05-28

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