GLAMOUR – GLycerol to Aviation and Marine prOducts with sUstainable Recycling  is a Horizon 2020Horizon 2020 research project to demonstrate the conversion of bio-waste feedstock such as glycerol into jetfuel and marine diesel oil by combining two technologies: Syngas generation with inherent CO2 removal using gas solid reactions. Compact Fischer-Trospsch process with 3D printed catalyst.

GLycerol to Aviation and Marine prOducts with sUstainable Recycling

The objective of the GLAMOUR project is the design, scale-up and validation of an integrated process that converts the waste bio-based feedstock such as crude glycerol into aviation and marine diesel fuels. The focus of the project will be a combination of high pressure, auto-thermal reforming/gasification using chemical looping to produce syngas and the integration of Fischer-Tropsch compact reactor integrated with 3D printed structured catalyst.

The consortium includes two universities, three large research centres and 5 industries (including SMEs) which will combine fundamental knowledge on

  • gas-solid and catalytic reactions,
  • material design and engineering process design,
  • economics,
  • environmental analysis,
  • societal and policy making decision.

In the long term, GLAMOUR could unlock low cost feedstock with cost decrease of 65%, increase the production of biofuel to achieve the overall bio-jet fuel production to move 19% of the EU passengers reducing the CO2 emissions up to 27 Mt/year and generating a scalable business up to 11 bln/years.

GLAMOUR | Coordinator and partner

  • University of Manchester (coordinator)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • TNO Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
  • CSIC Instituto de Carboquímica-Spanish National Research Council
  • VITO Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek NV
  • PNO Ciaotech S.r.l.
  • Siirtec Nigi S.p.A
  • Argent Energy
  • Catalysts and Chemical Specialties GmbH

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GLAMOUR has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 884197.