Recently, we had the pleasure of participating in the “Building a sustainable European biofuels industry” conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference focused on the key objective of sustainable biofuel implementation prospects in Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and participants included researchers, industry specialists and policy-makers. The goal of the […]

“Building a sustainable European biofuels industry” in Gothenburg


The RRB15 conference in Toulouse
This week Ib Johannsen was an invited speaker at the 15th edition of the annual “International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries” (RRB15) in Toulouse, France. During the conference, he gave a talk on: “Small and highly efficient hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) units for scalable mass implementation in biomass conversion”. During […]

Guesting the RRB15 conference


Bio2oil IVS is involved in several projects for the scale up of the HTL technology and is open to new collaborations...
Already in the 1920s, the concept of using hot water and alkali catalysts to produce oil out of biomass was proposed. This later served as the foundation of what is today called hydrothermal liquefaction or HTL. Hydrothermal liquefaction gained interest among researchers in the 1970s during the oil embargo, and […]

A brief history of HTL