FP7 Energy.3.1: First Generation Fuel from Biomass

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Energy Calls published 22 December 2006:
FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD Energy
FP7-ENERGY-2007-2-TREN Energy

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Biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester), bioethanol from starch and sugar crops and biomethane from anaerobic digestion of dedicated energy crops and waste streams are commercially available, however, their cost is still relative high and in comparison European based production has a higher cost that US and Brazilian based production. Activities will focus on new and innovative technologies that can maximise the energy use of process by-products and residues, increase the overall conversion efficiency to biofuels and improve significantly the energy and green house gas emissions balances. Projects may also comprise elements of demonstration of the biofuels in fleets.