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Bio2Oil part of RENESENG II


Bio2oil participates in an international consortium supported by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme.

RENESENG II – Renewable systems engineering for waste valorization

The project goal is to advance the emerging area of Biorefineries-systems engineering (BSE) and particularly investigate the role that BSE can play on waste valorisation and, thus, circular economy. To achieve this, RENESENG-II will capitalize on recent advances and contribute to the development of diverse disciplines, such as process systems engineering, industrial biotechnology, catalytic engineering, environmental systems analysis, and knowledge management. The application domain will cover thermochemical, chemical, and biochemical valorisation of diverse waste biomass sources, including municipal, agricultural and industrial waste.

The project will run in the period of 2018 to 2022.

The goal of the project is to advance the emerging area of Bio – process – systems engineering toward the following project objectives:

  • Expanding the knowledge for value chains across feedstocks, products and industries, e.g., by looking into the potential of MSW (including food waste) energy chemicals nexus.
  • Investigating the area of knowledge management (i.e., data structures, workflows, protocols) for the effective communication across the diverse academic research scales and industrial applications (i.e., lab to unit operations, to process and plant design, to business development, sustainability assessment).
  • Applying the existing RENESENG tools, models, methods, know how as well as the newly developed in this project to emerging topics of bio-economy and links to circular economy, with special focus on various forms of “waste” biomass (e.g., MSW, glycerol, lignin). Enhancing the network with new academic and non-academic partners and significantly contributing via meaningful secondments to the career development of ESR and ER.

In addition to relevant industrial partners, the consortium comprises high-ranking academic partners such as Imperial College London, Chalmers, DTU, and EPFL. The project is coordinated by NTUA, Greece.

Additional details can be found at: http://www.reneseng2.com/the-project

Bio2Oil will host extended collaboration secondments from several of the academic partners as well as work on specific project developments at EPFL and NTUA.