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BIOFIT (www.biofit-h2020.eu) is an EU project that aims to facilitate the introduction of bioenergy retrofitting in Europe’s industry. Last week, a number of BIOFIT case studies were officially started with kick-off meetings in Vienna.
Retrofitting is one of the fast ways to increase Europe’s renewable energy share by making the energy production of existing industries more sustainable. Retrofitting means often lower capital costs, shorter lead times, faster implementation, less production time losses and lower risks.
The BIOFIT project will – during its 3-year duration - facilitate the introduction of bioenergy retrofitting in five specific industries, namely first-generation biofuels, pulp and paper, fossil refineries, fossil firing power and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants. On our website, fact sheets showcasing succesfull retrofits are presented (https://www.biofit-h2020.eu/biofit-factsheets/).
Part of the project is the development of ten concrete case studies. In these case studies, the technical, economic, market, and environmental feasibility of an actual retrofit opportunity will be evaluated. A number of BIOFIT case studies have now officially started with a kick-off meeting in Vienna, Austria. Examples of these case studies are:
Other case studies have already been started or are starting soon. The BIOFIT project is encouraged by the start of these case studies, and it is expected that these will all yield valuable information on the merits of bioenergy retrofitting.
The BIOFIT consortium consists of fourteen partners from eight European countries: Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Finland, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Greece. The consortium consists of both industrial partners and academic / research partners.
Patrick Reumerman (coordinator), BTG Biomass Technology Group BV, Phone: +31 53 486 1198, Email: Reumerman@btgworld.com