ToSynFuel Project Overview
TO-SYN-FUEL is a project funded by the European Commission to demonstrate the production of advanced bio-fuels derived from sewage sludge for the transport sector. Using a unique waste conversion technology developed by Fraunhofer Umsicht, the bio-fuel has equivalent chemical properties of fossil-derived petrol and diesel and therefore can be used in conventional engines without modification .
The project has built a pre-commercial scale demonstrator plant in Hohenburg Germany capable of processing 500kg of dried sewage per hour. Upon its completion in September 2022, ToSynFuel will have produced at least 200,000 litres of bio-crude oil for distillation into petrol and diesel.