Biomates project

The BioMates project aspires in combining innovative 2nd generation biomass conversion technologies for the cost-effective production of bio-based intermediates (BioMates) that can be further upgraded in existing oil refineries as renewable and reliable co-feedstocks.

The Biomates project is funded under the EU Horizon 2020 program. The project aims to convert 2nd generation biomass into high-quality bio-based intermediates, that can be used for the production of hybrid fuels.
In the conversion process, the bio-feedstock will be hydrotreated. HyET will supply the high-pressure hydrogen coming from water electrolysis powered by solar energy. HyET’s EHC will also be used to extract the hydrogen from the hydrotreater off the gas and simultaneously repressurize it. A recovery rate of at least 80% and an energy demand for the compression of pure hydrogen of 4 kWh/kg is set as a target in this project.

These targets will be validated in the hydroprocessing plant at the site of project partner CERTH in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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