About Bioren

Developing competitive second generation drop-in biofuels

BioRen helps to solve the waste problem by producing biofuels from waste

The objective of the project is the development of competitive drop-in second generation biofuels such as bio-ethanol and bio-isobutanol, from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) rather than agricultural crops. This way, BioRen contributes to the circular economy.

BioRen will make these processes economically viable, with respect for society and the environment.

Four European research institutes and 6 European SME’s from Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and Spain work together in order to achieve this goal. Discover our partners below

The project is coordinated by the Belgian SME D.C. Corporate Finance. The processes developed in the BioRen project will be integrated in the waste treatment plant of Belgian SME RenaSci in Ostend and future similar integrated MSW processing plants.

The BioRen Process

Municipal solid waste contains a considerable amount of biomass that can be used
as a resource for the production of second-generation biofuels. The BioRen consortium
will develop a process that separates the biomass fraction from Municipal Solid Waste and
uses it as feedstock to produce bio-ethanol and bio-isobutanol that after further treatment
will result in bio-GTBE, which is fuel additive for diesel to improve engine performance
by improving its combustion characteristics thereby reducing harmful emissions.

The BioRen partners are