The advanced development of synthetic biofuels is a cornerstone for second generation biofuels, demonstrating one of the most important focuses for technological development worldwide. Moreover, the demand for synthetic biofuels is steadily increasing in the industry. BE2020 faces the challenge of highly profound R&D activities and technology based consulting, particularly for Synthetic Natural Gas from Biomass (Bio-SNG) and FT-fuels. The focal point of our Bio-SNG activities are located at the 8 MWfuel steam-driven gasification plant test facility in Güssing and the 10 MWfuel plant in Oberwart. These plants show excellent product gas compositions, allowing BE2020 to become an international leader in 2nd generation synthetic biofuel technologies.
In the same regard, BE2020 is also active in industry-driven R&D for poly-generation systems, which allow especially cost-effective processes. Poly-generation means the combined production of heat, power and synthetic biofuels (Bio-SNG, biomass-to-liquid) for vehicles or to feed into the natural gas grid.
Our activities in synthetic biofuels are characterised by our collaboration with world leading research institutions and by our strong involvement with industrial stakeholders such as utility companies, refineries, plant manufacturers and catalyst producers (Refer also to the references for Bio-FT).