The Final workshop on the “Advanced transportation fuels from waste biomass using pyrolysis technology” was a public event delivered (in a hybrid mode – in-person and on-line attendance) on 17th September 2022 in Groningen (NL). The workshop venue was the Van Swinderen Huys building (part of the University of Groningen, Oude Boteringestraat 19 9712 CP Groningen, NL).
The main aim of the Final workshop was to engage a wide range of academic and industrial experts, stakeholders and members of the public in order to focus on the challenges around advanced transportation fuels from waste biomass via pyrolysis and upgrading of bio-liquids. The ABC-Salt Research Consortium invited to this final workshop: industrial developers, experts and researchers in the bioenergy fields, academics (from PhD students to well-established researchers), transportation and aviation fuels producers and brokers, end-users of bio-fuels, policymakers and business partners, EU/CINEA projects’ members, representatives from European Commission, public authorities and the general public.
105 participants (43 in person and 62 on-line) took part in the event. Among attendees were PhD students, research associates, senior researchers/specialists, industry experts and engineers, and different members of academia (incl. postdoctoral researchers and lecturers). According to the Eventbrite registration portal, all attended represented the following countries: Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Italy, United Kingdom, Poland, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Slovakia, France, Austria, China, Chile, USA, and Brazil
Workshop was divided into two parts. Part one was associated with presentation of the ABC-Salt Research Consortium and its achievement. After the introductory presentation by the ABC-Salt project coordinator (Prof. Erik Heeres) a series of short presentations were given by the ABC-Salt researchers as listed below.
– “ABC-Salt project at a glance” (Erik Heeres – presentation of the whole ABC-Salt project)
– Molten salts selection (Heidi Nygård – WP3)
– Hydropyrolysis in micro-scale (Adriana Estrada León – WP4)
– Molten salts recycling and characterisation (Daniel Nowakowski – WP4)
– Hydropyrolysis in macro-scale (Balaji Sridharan – WP5)
– Hydrotreatment of produced liquids (Gerco Gerritsen – WP6)
– Techno-economic analysis of the ABC-Salt process (Sandra Adelung –WP2)
– Life cycle assessment of the ABC-Salt process (Julia Weyand – WP2)
– Process integration with kraft pulp mill (Johan Wallinder – WP6)
– Social acceptance (Marino Bonaiuto – WP2)
Part two was dedicated to experts’ presentations to address Alternative thermochemical technologies for middle-range distillates to the proposed ABC-Salt process. Four presentations were given by invited experts:
– The state of play in HTL (Thomas Pedersen – AAU, Denmark)
– Pyrolysis and hydrotreatment (Robbie Venderbosch – BTG, the Netherlands)
– Catalytic hydrolysis of biomass (Magnus Stumann – Haldor Topsøe, Denmark)
– Sustainable aviation fuels: Indonesian developments (C.B. Rasrendra – ITB, Indonesia)
The Final workshop was the last public event organised by the ABC-Salt Research Consortium. The whole Consortium is pleased with its public events (Summer school, Expert mid-term workshop, Spring school and Final workshop), particularly in reaching large and wide audience – from master/doctoral students, public up to distinguish academic and industrial experts.