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A European collaborative Research and Demonstration project within the Energy programme of FP7

 

 

Optimized Fuels for Sustainable Transport

OPTFUEL aims at the demonstration  of the production chain of synthetic fuels from biomass (BtL) and the potential of pollutants emissions reduction in vehicle applications.

  

Starting with the plantation of 200 ha of fast growing trees up to the testing of the fuel in vehicles the project will pave the way for a large scale BtL production. BtL diesel fuel in a pure form has considerable benefits in terms of emissions (tailpipe and WTW). However, since the market introduction will most likely take place as a blend, the innovative tasks in terms of fuel utilisation are to derive BtL-blends which are best suited for diesel and homogeneous combustion engines.