ABC-Salt is a new four-year platform funded by Horizon 2020 that will validate at laboratory scale a novel route to produce sustainable liquid biofuels (middle distillates) from various lignocellulosic waste streams for the transport industry.

ABC-Salt is an acronym  for Advanced Biomass Catalytic Conversion to Middle Distillates in Molten Salts and aims to solve a number of technical challenges in biofuels production. The project launched in April 2018 following a meeting at the University of Groningen and will receive funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

Nine European partners from academia, industry and research institutes are collaborating to create new technologies with the potential to reduce dependence on fossil fuels to support the EU towards achieving a low-carbon economy.

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This project has received funding
 from the European Union’s Horizon
2020’s research and innovation
programme under grant agreement
number 764089

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