The conversion of biomass into fuels for transportation is the focal issue within our competence field of biofuels. Within this field, we strive to develop applications for novel biomass resources as well as innovative conversion technologies through biological, biotechnological and thermo-chemical processes.

Our activities range from the development to the optimisation of first and second generation biofuels. Our mission is to establish new processes and solutions which generate state-of-the-art technologies and penetrate international markets.

The advanced development of synthetic biofuels is a cornerstone for second generation biofuels, demonstrating one of the most important focuses for technological development worldwide. Moreover, the demand for synthetic biofuels is steadily increasing in the industry.

BIOENERGY 2020+ faces the challenge of highly profound R&D activities and technology based consulting, particularly for Synthetic Natural Gas from Biomass (Bio-SNG) and FT-fuels. The focal point of our Bio-SNG activities are located at the 8 MWfuel steam-driven gasification plant test facility in Güssing and the 10 MWfuel plant in Oberwart. These plants show excellent product gas compositions, allowing BIOENERGY 2020+ to become an international leader in 2nd generation synthetic biofuel technologies.

In the same regard, BIOENERGY 2020+ is also active in industry-driven R&D for poly-generation systems, which allow especially cost-effective processes. Poly-generation means the combined production of heat, power and synthetic biofuels (Bio-SNG, biomass-to-liquid) for vehicles or to feed into the natural gas grid.

Our activities in synthetic biofuels are characterised by our collaboration with leading research institutions all over Europe and by our strong involvement with industrial stakeholders such as utility companies, refineries, plant manufacturers and catalyst producers (see also to the references for Bio-FT).

F&E beim BHKW Güssing
R&D at the CHP in Güssing