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During a period of five years between June 2017 and May 2022, BECOOL carried out a range of research and demonstration activities across the entire lignocellulosic biomass value chain: from the production of non-food crops to biomass logistics and harvesting, the production of bioenergy intermediates and final products, and a full environmental and socio-economic assessment of their large-scale deployment.

This publication presents a summary of the main results obtained by the different research components of the project and their relevance for the current context of biofuels deployment.

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D1.1 – Set up of assessment tools and literature review
D1.2 – Available agricultural/forest residues and process residues of common interest for EU and Brazil
D1.3 – Definition of best harvesting logistics for agricultural residues, and for specialist annual and perennial lignocellulosic crops
D1.4 – Increase of Lignocellulosci Feedstock from Integrated Cropping Systems
D1.5 – Potentialities of specialist perennial lignocellulosic crops on marginal/ idle lands
D1.6 – Available agricultural/forest residues and process residues of common interest for EU and Brazil
D1.7 – Best harvesting logistics for agricultural residues, and for specialist annual and perennial lignocellulosic crops
D2.1 – Description of Full Biomass Supply Chains
D2.2 – Tools (bewhere, locagistics and bioloco) adapted to be tested in the selected case studies
D2.3 – Assessment of usability of EU-logistical tools in brazilian situation
D2.4 – Logistical Concepts for Feedstock Handling
D2.5 – User manuals for the stand alone tools to be used in further chain design and evaluation
D3.1.4 – Overall report on gasification experiments and results
D3.4 – Norms and standards for advanced biofuels
D3.5 – Gasification of solid fuels/slurry for production of advanced biofuels
D3.7 – Report on the gasification of liquid intermediates to syngas
D 3.9 – Gasification of solid fuels for production of advanced biofuels: update
D 3.13 – Report on the regulatory framework for advanced biofuel
D 5.1 – Harmonised data and methodological approaches
D5.2 – Market framework description for liquid biofuels in road transportation and aviation
D5.3 – Description of plausible value chains
D5.4 – Impact and strategy for liquid biofuels in road transportation and aviation
D6.1 – Dissemination and communication plan
D6.2 – Project branding material website and social media
D6.3 – Dissemination and communication plan – update 1 m12
D6.4 – Dissemination and communication plan – update 2 m24


Advanced Bioethanol Potential of a New Value Chain Based on Innovative Food/Energy Cropping System
(Walter Zegada Lizarazu, Andrea Parenti, Andrea Monti)

Agricultural/forest residues for advanced biofuels. Final results from the BECOOL project
(Myrsini Christou, Paloma Perez, Carlos Martin, Pilar Ciria, João Carvalho, Thayse Hernandes)

Spatio-temporal assessment of integrating intermittent electricity in the EU and Western Balkans power sector under ambitious CO2 emission policies
(Mesfun, S., Leduc, S., Patrizio, P., Wetterlund. E., Mendoza-Poncea, A., Lammensc, T., Staritsky, I., Elbersen, B., Lundgren, J., Kraxner, F.)

Biomass Production and Feedstock Diversification for Advanced Biofuels: the BECOOL Project
(Christou, M., Alexopoulou, E., Monti, A., Zegada-Lizarazu, W., Parenti, A., Carrasco, J., Ciria, C.S., Pari, L., Suardi, A.)

Perennial Grasses as feedstock for Bioenergy and Bio-Products
(Alexopoulou, E., Christou, M., Zegada-Lizarazu, W., Monti, A., Parenti, A., Carrasco, J., Ciria, C.S.)

Evaluation of Sunn Hemp Productivity after Wheat under No Tillage Conditions
(Parenti, A., Zegada-Lizarazu, W., Monti, A.)

Sunn Hemp, a Promising Leguminous Energy Crop as Inter-Cropping System: Preliminary Results for Spain
(Sastre, C.M., Royano, L., Ciria, C.S., Parralejo, A.I., González, J., Ciria, P., Carrasco, J.)

Sowing Dates Effect on Camelina Growth in Different EU Climatic Zones
(Christou, M., Alexopoulou, E., Zanetti, F., Krzyżaniak, M., Stolarski, M.J., Righini, D., Monti, A.)

Maize Cob Harvesting: first assessment of an innovative system
(Pari, L., Bergonzoli, S., Suardi, A., Alfano, V., Scarfone, A., Lazar, S.)

Intercropping Dedicated Grass and Legume Crops for Advanced Biofuel Production
(A.Parenti, W. Zegada-Lizarazu, A. Monti)

Building Value Chains for Large Scale Ft Production
(B.J. Vreugdenhil, E.H. Boymans, P.M.R. Abelha, M. Buffi, D. Chiaramonti)

Sustainable Biomass Feedstock Options for Advanced Biofuels
(M. Christou, E. Alexopoulou, A. Monti, W. Zegada-Lizarazu, A. Parenti, J. Carrasco, C.M. Sastre)

Comparable studies on four annual herbaceous lignocellulosic crops as feedstock for advanced biofuels
(E. Alexopoulou, W.Zegada-Lizarazu, M.Christou, A.Monti)

Innovative Lignocellulosic Crop Rotation Systems as a Source of Feedstock for Biofuels Production
(W. Zegada-Lizarazu, A. Parenti, C. Martin-Sastre, J. Carrasco, M. Cristou, E. Alexopoulou, A. Monti)

Fractional Condensation of Slow Oxidative and Intermediate Pyrolysis Vapors from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Pilot Unit Design and Testing
(M. Buffi, S. Dell’Orco, A. M. Rizzo, D. Chiaramonti)

Investigation of Slurries Made of Char-In-Pyrolysis Oil in Terms of Formulations, Stability, and Rheological Properties
(Buffi, M.)

A Value Chain for Large Scale FT Production: the Case of Pyrolysis Oil-char Slurry Gasification
(Boymans, E., Vreugdenhil, B., Abelha, P., Buffi, M., Chiaramonti, D.)

A new research and innovation project will foster the cooperation between Europe and Brazil on advanced lignocellulosic biofuels
(Cocchi M.)

Developing sustainable value chains for advanced biofuels (1)
(Cocchi M., Monti A.)

Integrating food-energy cropping systems in temperate climates
(Zegada Lizarazu W., Monti A.)

The BECOOL project for the development of innovative lignocellulosic cropping systems for advanced biofuels
(Monti, A.)

Developing sustainable value chains for advanced biofuels (2)
(Cocchi M., Monti A.)


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