Projects

QUALIFIED EMPLOYMENT

Hiring of highly qualified human resources for developing scientific activities, transfer and valorisation of knowledge

Project code: NORTE-06-3559-FSE-000070
Main goal: Installing core competencies for developing scientific activities, transfer and valorization of knowledge
Intervention region: North
Approval date: 2019-09-04
Start date: 2020-05-04
Conclusion date: 2022-08-31
Total eligible cost: 1 637 623.31 €
Strategic objectives:

Acquiring core competencies through the hiring of highly qualified human resources for the Collaborative Laboratory (CoLab) for Biorefineries' North hub. CoLab BIOREF has the corporate purpose of promoting advanced biorefineries through the developmend of R&I activities in technology plataforms centered on biomass and bioresidues conversion, as well as provide services in the area of biomass and its derivatives, and technical and scientfic consultancy to public and private entities.


Project code: LISBOA-05-3559-FSE-000015
Main goal: Installing core competencies for developing scientific activities, transfer and valorization of knowledge
Intervention region: Lisbon
Approval date: 2020-10-15
Start date: 2020-07-01
Conclusion date: 2023-06-30
Total eligible cost: 383 758.04 €
Strategic objectives:

Acquiring core competencies through the hiring of highly qualified human resources for the Collaborative Laboratory (CoLab) for Biorefineries' Lisbon hub. CoLab BIOREF has the corporate purpose of promoting advanced biorefineries through the developmend of R&I activities in technology plataforms centered on biomass and bioresidues conversion, as well as provide services in the area of biomass and its derivatives, and technical and scientfic consultancy to public and private entities.


Project code: ALT20-05-3559-FSE-000035
Main goal: Installing core competencies for developing scientific activities, transfer and valorization of knowledge
Intervention region: Alentejo
Approval date: 2019-09-04
Start date: 2020-05-04
Conclusion date: 2022-08-31
Total eligible cost: 462 145.94 €
Strategic objectives:

Acquiring core competencies through the hiring of highly qualified human resources for the Collaborative Laboratory (CoLab) for Biorefineries' Alentejo hub. CoLab BIOREF has the corporate purpose of promoting advanced biorefineries through the developmend of R&I activities in technology plataforms centered on biomass and bioresidues conversion, as well as provide services in the area of biomass and its derivatives, and technical and scientfic consultancy to public and private entities.



Project code: CENTRO-04-3559-FSE-000160
Main goal: Installing core competencies for developing scientific activities, transfer and valorization of knowledge
Intervention region: Center
Approval date: 2020-11-10
Start date: 2020-08-01
Conclusion date: 2023-03-31
Total eligible cost: 296 884.02 €
Strategic objectives:

Acquiring core competencies through the hiring of highly qualified human resources for the Collaborative Laboratory (CoLab) for Biorefineries' Center hub. CoLab BIOREF has the corporate purpose of promoting advanced biorefineries through the developmend of R&I activities in technology plataforms centered on biomass and bioresidues conversion, as well as provide services in the area of biomass and its derivatives, and technical and scientfic consultancy to public and private entities.



PROSPECTIVE PROJECTS

Projects aimed at strategic prospective developments for the BIOREF in the time span of 3 to 5 years

DIRECT PROJECTS

Projects carried out with direct financing from the companies involved

COMPETITIVE PROJECTS

Projects carried out with co-financing from National or European funding programmes

Project code: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046117
Main goal: Biofuel production for aviation and road transport
Intervention region: North | Center | Lisbon | Alentejo
Líder do Consórcio: A4F - Algafuel, S.A.
Approval date: 28/10/2020
Start date: 28/10/2021
Conclusion date: 30/06/2023
Total eligible cost: 8 273 196,19 €
European Union financial aid: 4 692 876,04 €
Total eligible cost BIOREF: 269 999.92 €
Strategic objectives:

Move2LowC project will allow the development of different technologies up to TRL 6, whilst establishing an exploitation plan to support the investment in biofuel production on a commercial scale. This project will mobilize Universities, R&D Institutes, SMEs and Large Companies to cooperate in order to increase the use of marine biomass (microalgae), residual forest biomass and industrial effluents for the production of biofuels, within the circular economy concept.

With this project, CoLAB BIOREF will apply its know-how, as technologies are developed for the production and refining of biofuels to be used, replicated and marketed by the Large Companies of the Competitiveness Cluster, fulfilling the Program's objective of contributing to the creation of collective dynamization strategies and the qualification of business R&D.


Project code: SEP-210784199
Main goal: Developing a technology for producing renewable natural gas from waste
Intervention region: North | Center | Lisbon | Alentejo
Líder do Consórcio: CoLAB BIOREF - Collaborative Laboratory for Biorefineries
Approval date: 20/05/2022
Start date: 01/01/2023
Conclusion date: 01/01/2027
Total eligible cost: 11 573 444,50 €
European Union financial aid: 10 294 334,30 €
Total eligible cost BIOREF: 3 586 847,50 €
Strategic objectives:

The HyFuelUp consortium - "Hybrid biomethane production from integrated biomass conversion" aims to develop a technology for producing renewable natural gas from waste, including forestry, combining market knowledge with academic and industrial excellence. This project will develop an advanced technology for gasification of biomass waste and subsequent methanation of the resulting gases, in a hybrid process with the addition of green hydrogen. The biomethane produced will then be liquefied and used in the decarbonization of the transport sector, particularly in long-distance road haulage and maritime transport, thus leading to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

(1) Demonstration of an innovative process for the efficient and cost-effective production of biomethane in relevant environment (TRL 6-7) by combining thermochemical and renewable hydrogen technologies. (2) Demonstration of the full value chain, including distribution of biomethane in liquefied form, in order to contribute to an increased use of biomethane in transport and energy systems.

Project code: C632746114-00467088
Main goal: Proposal for the implementation and valorization of a new value chain in the area of green e-fuels in Portugal
Intervention region: North | Center | Lisbon | Alentejo
Líder do Consórcio: Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas, S.A.
Approval date: 17/06/2022
Start date: 01/01/2023
Conclusion date: 01/01/2026
Total eligible cost: 307 832 711,34 €
Total eligible cost BIOREF: 2 636 762,85 €
Strategic objectives:

H2DRIVEN is a proposal for the implementation and valorization of a new value chain in the area of green e-fuels in Portugal, with the capacity for design, development and production of green H2, biogenic CO2 and e-methanol, assuming itself as an aggregating platform and inducer of new competencies in different disciplinary areas and in disruptive technologies.  

Based on the realization of R&D and innovation activities and the diversification of the specialization profile of the national production system, H2DRIVEN will contribute to 1) increase the competitiveness of the national economy and, at the same time, increase the country's resilience; 2) reduce the dependence on external markets, increasing exports and contributing to the technological sovereignty of the EU; 3) increase investment in R&D and create new technical and scientific knowledge; (4) develop 2 new PPS of high technological intensity, and 5) reduce, until 2027, a total of 105 kton/CO2 (year) of emissions. 

Project code: C644927397-00000038
Main goal: Meeting the challenge of energy transition in transport by producing sustainable fuels towards carbon neutrality.
Intervention region: North | Center | Lisbon | Alentejo
Líder do Consórcio: Petróleos de Portugal - PETROGAL, S.A.
Approval date: 17/06/2022
Start date: 01/01/2023
Conclusion date: 01/01/2026
Total eligible cost: 578 610 439,60 €
European Union financial aid: 529 668,66 €
Strategic objectives:

The Moving2Neutrality Agenda responds to the challenge of energy transition in transport by producing sustainable fuels towards carbon neutrality.

This project foresees an investment of € 578 million, savings of 952 thousand tons of GHG and the creation of 502 to 600 jobs (direct and indirect), divided into 4 PPSs: 1) Production of green H2 on an industrial scale; 2) Production of green fuels for transport; 3) Distribution of green H2 for the road sector; 4) Support for Consortium Management.

In an integrated manner, 13 R&D&I projects will be developed, promoting the creation of knowledge clusters in low carbon technologies.