Catalytic Direct Hydrothermal Conversion of Biomass and Lignites to Liquid Fuels and Value-added Chemicals HyCon, is a research project co-funded under the Research Fund for Coal and Steel

Aims and Objectives

At present, approximately 88% of European demand for crude oil is met from imports. On the other hand many European countries have substantial reserves of coal, including low-grade lignite. Although, lignite remains a crucial contributor to the energy supply in many European countries, its specific physicochemical properties impose many restrictions on their handling and utilisation. As a consequence lignite is primarily used for electricity production close to the mining sites with significant carbon footprint of the overall production chain.



Start time: 01.09.2020

Duration: 3 years

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