Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) in the Green Energy Transition

28 Jan, 2021 - 28 Jan, 2021
Location: Online

Webinars with moderated panel debate and audience Q&A  

The European Commission’s bold ambition to become the first climate neutral continent by 2050 and achieve a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 is key for a number of policy initiatives, which are also critical to the biomass and bioenergy industry. The latter is paying particular attention to the hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) process that aims to adopt sewage sludge, food waste and construction wood waste as inputs in order to produce bio-crude oil that, in turn, can be refined into biofuel. This innovative technology brings a twofold additional value in supporting the SET-Plan Key Action 8 on sustainable transport. First, it provides biofuel that can be used in multiple transport sectors such as road, marine and aviation. Secondly, by using waste feedstock as main resource, it greatly contributes to the shift from a linear to a circular economy.