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Prof. Dr. Stefan Pischinger
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.10.2018 to 30.09.2021
EU contribution:
4.999.187,50 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 817612.  


Robust and Efficient processes and technologies for Drop In renewable FUELs for road transport


The overall objective of REDIFUEL is to enable the utilization of various biomass feedstock for an ultimate renewable EN590 diesel biofuel (drop-in capable at any ratio) in a sustainable manner. REDIFUEL’S ambition is to develop new technologies, solutions and processes to be integrated to reach high conversion efficiencies for renewable fuel production. And, to proof the techno-economic potential to reach a highly competing production cost level of € 0.90 - 1.00 per litre (depending on biomass source) at moderate production plant sizes, e.g. 10-25 kt/a. The proposed drop-in biofuel contains high-cetane C11+ bio-hydrocarbons and C6-C11 bio-alcohols which has exceptional performance with respect to combustion and soot-inhibition properties. The environmental and the society aspects are taken into account by a comprehensive Biomass-to-Wheel performance check of the developed technologies.


  • FEV Europe GmbH, Germany (Coordinator)
  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., Germany
  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, Finland
  • OWI Oel-Waerme-Institut GmbH, Germany
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Neste Oyj, Finland
  • MOL Magyar Olaj es Gazipari Rt., Hungary
  • INERATEC GmbH, Germany
  • TEC4FUELS, Germany
  • Uniresearch B.V., Netherlands