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Resource and Cost Effective Conversion of Biomass to HydrocarbonTM Oil

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "Hydrofaction" data sheet

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Organization address
address: SANDBJERGVEJ 11
postcode: 2970
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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙631˙165 €
 EC max contribution 1˙841˙816 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.3. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Secure, clean and efficient energy)
2. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-2-2014
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-04-01   to  2017-03-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    STEEPER ENERGY APS DK (HORSHOLM) coordinator 1˙841˙816.00


 Project objective

The ambition for the Project is to pave-the-way for commercialization and implementation of Steeper Energy Aps (SEA) innovative hydrothermal liquefaction technology platform: HydrofactionTM. The proprietary technology is a highly efficient method to produce renewable fuel oil with similarities to petroleum fuel oils. Timely commercialization will be achieved by bringing Hydrofaction to market via testing, scale-up and demonstration. Based on a proven new chemical process, using renewable low-cost (non-food) feedstocks, Hydrofaction Oil can be burned in CHP applications, used a substitute for low-sulphur marine diesel or may be upgraded to diesel or jet via traditional petroleum refineries. The Project will advance the design of the Hydrofaction technology platform and mature the Company’s preparedness to attract new investment while moving the TRL level from 6 to 8: a critical step toward the commercialization of Hydrofaction. The Project objectives include adjusting the product offering to meet the needs of technology users (licensees) and their customers (oil buyers) by lowering the risks associated with the performance of future commercial plants as well as improving or modifying the quality of Hydrofaction Oil. Within the design of the Project, Hydrofaction Oil will be produced from feedstocks provided by potential commercial partners as well as comprehensive testing of that oil at certified laboratories. Future licensees expect that the scaled demonstration plant, approximately 100 times larger than SEA’s current Pilot facility or 5.000 fuel tonne export capacity, will be representative in both physical design and operations to subsequent full-scale commercial plants to be based on 50.000 fuel tonne export modules transforming large amounts of biomass residuals to Hydrofaction Oil for oil refineries to upgrade to renewable diesel. Key milestones include advancing existing business partner/licensee/project relationships to signed LOIs and MOUs.


List of deliverables.
Project brochure Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-24 14:22:46
Hydrofaction video Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-24 14:22:46
Workshop for stakeholders Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-24 14:22:46
Project website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-24 14:22:46

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


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Sergios Karatzos
Renewable Fuel from Biomass for the Heavy & Long-Haul Transport Sector
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Resource Industries Suppliers Association November 23, 2016 2019-07-24
2017 Jim Lane
Fracking biomass: Steeper Energy and the pursuit of renewable hydrocarbons
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Biofuels Digest February 2, 2017 2019-07-24
2015 Bob Moll
Renewable Diesel from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks through Hydrofactionâ„¢
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Canadian Bioeconomy Conference December 1, 2015 2019-07-24
2016 Perry Toms
Moving Biofuels Projects from the Lab to Commercial Scale
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World Bio Markets March 16, 2016 2019-07-24
2016 Perry Toms
Recent Advancement in Upgrading of Hydrofactionâ„¢ Oil
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24th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition June 8, 2016 2019-07-24
2015 Sergios Karatzos
Validation through Partnerships: Steeper Energy’s experience
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Association of University Technology Managers Western Region Meeting 2015 September 10, 2015 2019-07-24
2016 Perry Toms
Biomass to Hydrocarbon: HTL\'s Progress to Commercial Application
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CASCATBEL Workshop-Thermochemical Lignocellulose Conversion Technology May 19,2016 2019-07-24
2016 Claus Uhrenholt Jensen
Continuous Hydrotreatment of Hydrofactionâ„¢ Oil to Drop-In Diesel
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TCS 2016-Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products November 3, 2016 2019-07-24
2016 Perry Toms
Renewable Fuel for the Heavy & LongHaul Transport Sector
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Cleantech Forum Europe, 2016 April 13, 2016 2019-07-24
2015 Sergios Karatzos
Technology validation through collaborations
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\"2015 BCN - AI Bio Conference \"\"Bioindustrial Innovations: Unlocking Value and Tackling Climate Change\"\"\" November 22, 2015 2019-07-24
2017 Perry Toms
Hydrofactionâ„¢ Oil: A Solution for Decarbonizing Long-haul Transport
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Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2017 March 3, 2017 2019-07-24
2017 Claus Uhrenholt Jensen, Julie Katerine Rodriguez Guerrero, Sergios Karatzos, Göran Olofsson, Steen Brummerstedt Iversen
Fundamentals of Hydrofactionâ„¢: Renewable crude oilfrom woody biomass
published pages: pp 1-15, ISSN: 2190-6823, DOI: 10.1007/s13399-017-0248-8
Biomass Conversion & Biorefinery 2019-07-24
2015 Claus Uhrenholt Jensen
Hydro Treatment and Compound Identification of Distillate Bio-Crude Fractions from Continuous Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Wood
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The International Conference on Thermochemical Conversion Science November 4, 2015 2019-07-24
2016 Bob Moll
Lignocellulosic to Jet Fuel through Hydrofactionâ„¢
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WestJet Renewable Aviation Fuels Forum November 22, 2016 2019-07-24
2016 Claus Uhrenholt Jensen
Hydrofaction – The Path to Renewable Drop-in Biofuels
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International Conference on Gas, Oil and Petroleum Engineering November 15, 2016 2019-07-24
2016 Perry Toms
Hydrofaction™: Renewable fuel oils from Steeper Energy’s HTL technology – game changing economics to power and decarbonize the transport sector
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World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology April 18, 2016 2019-07-24

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