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Sustainable drop-in transport fuels from hydrothermal liquefaction of low value urban feedstocks


To prove the HTL technology pathway as a viable, sustainable and efficient  route for production of liquid drop in fuels for road transport.

Use of advanced HTL technology , and low H2 upgrading techniques for the valorization of low value aggregated urban sewage wastes and biowastes into drop-in quality synthetic gasoline and diesel.


To lead the research line related to the reduction of the organic nitrogen content in sewage sludge before its treatment by HTL to meet the specifications on biofuel emissions during combustion:

  • pretreatment of feedstock using a mild & low temperature enzymatic hydrolysis.
  • extraction & purification for protein-derived amino acid and peptides valorization

Sustainability Assessment


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