Robust and Efficient processes and technologies for Drop In renewable FUELs for road transport

Project: EU project

Project Details


The overall objective of REDIFUEL is to enable the utilization of various biomass feedstock for an ultimate renewable EN590 diesel biofuel (drop-in capable at any ratio) in a sustainable manner. REDIFUEL’S ambition is to develop new technologies, solutions and processes to be integrated to reach high conversion efficiencies for renewable fuel production. And, to proof the techno-economic potential to reach a highly competing production cost level of € 0.90 - 1.00 per litre (depending on biomass source) at moderate production plant sizes, e.g. 10-25 kt/a. The proposed drop-in biofuel contains high-cetane C11+ bio-hydrocarbons and C6-C11 bio-alcohols which has exceptional performance with respect to combustion and soot-inhibition properties. The environmental and the society aspects are taken into account by a comprehensive Biomass-to-Wheel performance check of the developed technologies.
Effective start/end date1/10/1831/01/22

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • MOL Magyarország (Project partner)
  • RWTH Aachen University (Project partner)
  • Neste Engineering Solutions Oy (Project partner)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Project partner)
  • OWI Science for Fuels gGmbH (Project partner)
  • Neste Oyj (Project partner)
  • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (Project partner)
  • Uniresearch BV (Project partner)
  • TEC4FUELS GmbH (Project partner)
  • Max Planck Society (Project partner)
  • FEV Europe GmbH (Project partner) (lead)
  • INERATEC GmbH (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • H2020
  • H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-SingleStage
  • Transport biofuels