The Life+ Project

Results

The main goal of the project is to be the first processing plant that shows how a waste product from the food industry can be recycled into ethanol, by integration with a production system at an existing oil refinery, to produce renewable fuels for the transport section.

The main results of the project so far:

 

  1. Investigation of the local market for raw material.
  2. Planning and on-going work with permission processes.  
  3. Applications sent to the authorities and are under investigation. 
  4. An Environmental permit has been obtained.
  5. Building permit obtained
  6. Inauguration of the plant took place the 5th of June 2015.
  7. The Commissioning phase has been completed and the responsibility for the construction and operation has been handed over to the refinery.
  8. The demonstration phase has begun in which the goal is to test the Etanolix technology integration to the existing refinery and to show that ethanol can be produced in a sustainable and efficient manner.
  9. Since the turn of the year 2015/2016 ethanol is produced according to the product specification and the animal feed is delivered to the customer.
  10. We have on several occasions received study visits for tour of the facility.
  11. We have reported the Mid-term report to the European Commission.
  12. We have participated and presented Etanolix 2.0 and LIFE + project at the 10th International Conference Eco-Tech in Kalmar.
  13. Development of the plant is underway and various raw materials are tested.