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The European Commission unveils new Clean Mobility Package

Transport is responsible for a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions, with air pollution causing almost 400,000 premature deaths in Europe each year. To help accelerate the transition to low-emission vehicles, on 8 November the European Commission released the new ‘Clean Mobility Package’.   The legislative package aims at reducing greenhouse gases and air pollutant emissions in...

One step closer to cost competitive biobutanol

Converting biomass into bioenergy is an old process. The real challenge is to make the process both more sustainable and economically sound. The EU-funded ButaNexT project aims to do exactly that, and after 2.5 years of research it is clear that the technology is there. However, what works in a lab does not necessarily work in a plant. This is why ButaNexT is not just aiming to advance the state...

Full room at ButaNexT workshop on Advanced Product Recovery!

“Making more with less” is one of the slogans of VITO.  It rang particularly true on the 11th of May when more than 50 stakeholders from the research community met at VITO’s headquarters in Mol, Belgium to attend a ButaNext workshop on Advanced Product Recovery.   The workshop was part of a larger 2 day course on membrane technology and focused on how biobutanol production process can...

Join the ButaNexT workshop on Advanced product recovery!

The ButaNexT project is pleased to invite you to its workshop on Advanced Product Recovery, on the 11th of May 2017 in Mol, Belgium   When: 11th May 2017 -  13:30 – 17:00 Where: Lakehouse VITO/SCK, Boeretang 201, 2400 MOL, Belgium   ButaNexT aims to overcome the technical and economic constraints to the use of biobutanol as an advanced biofuel. Developing new ways to improve butanol...

Get a glimpse into the ButaNexT vehicle testing at UCLM

A key part of the ButaNexT project is to find the optimal blends of biobutanol with gasoline, diesel and conventional biofuels (bioethanol & biodiesel), to accelerate the use of butanol in conventional vehicles.   This involves testing performance and emissions with real vehicles, which is currently being carried out at a special facility by the University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM). The...

Improving butanol yields: read the progress made by ButaNexT

A key part of the ButaNexT project is to increase butanol yields by improving fermentation performance.   In more detail the key goals are to replace current, inefficient batch processes for biobutanol production with more sustainable continuous processing. This will overcome the need for energy intensive distillation to separate the bioproducts from water and to allow the utilisation of lower...