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ButaNexT featured in Bio-based World News!

Leading publication Bio-Based World News published an article on ButaNexT. Below is a reproduction of the original article written by Luke Upton.   How the ButaNexT project is helping realise the dream of cost-competitive biobutanol.   "We have shown that bio-butanol would be a valuable addition to the renewable fuel options for Europe..."   Writing, reading and discussing the...

European Parliament votes to limit crop-based biofuels

The European Parliament voted on its first reading of the revised Renewable Energy Directive on 17 January 2018, choosing to limit the use of crop-based biofuels and boost second-generation biofuels. The draft legislation says that crop-based biofuels should not exceed 7% of road and rail fuel, the consumption level as of 2017.   The draft calls for a 12% target for renewable transport fuels...

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...