Project aims and fields of work

First-of-its kind pre-commercial cellulosic ethanol plant

The sunliquid® technology is an innovative, breakthrough technology made in Bavaria. The technological challenges have been solved, and the next step to allow broad implementation is commercial scale production.

The SUNLIQUID consortium aims to confirm the technical and economic benefits of the large scale production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues in Europe. This, in turn, will contribute to a more sustainable energy system in Europe and help to achieve the EU Commission´s goals in terms of greenhouse gas emission savings.

The main objectives of the SUNLIQUID project are:

  • Carry out a detailed site selection process for the cellulosic ethanol plan
  • Establish a highly efficient feedstock supply and logistics system
  • Contracting local farmers and logistic providers for straw supply, transportation and storage
  • Implementing a highly efficient and chemical-free pre-treatment system for feedstock

The benefits of SUNLIQUID for the European society are:

  • Significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change
  • Creation of green jobs, especially in rural areas
  • Boost of local economies and creation of additional business opportunities
  • Extension of current biofuel production to new, currently underutilized non-food biomass
  • Improvement of overall performance and sustainability of biofuels
  • Stimulation of wide-spread implementation of cellulosic ethanol in the EU
  • Creation of a sustainable and competitive source of domestic renewable energy for the EU
  • Support of the transformation from a fossil-based economy to a bio-based, circular economy

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