LEIPA is partner in the Fraunhofer "Reststoff2Kraftstoff" project
Together with seven partners from industry and science, LEIPA is participating in the Fraunhofer project "residuel2fuel". The aim of this project is to produce a sustainable fuel from paper residues that can later also be used in series-produced vehicles.
As part of the research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, 50 tonnes of LEIPA's fibre residues are being processed into sustainable fuel using the patented TCR process.
Synthetically produced fuels from residual and waste materials have a significantly lower equivalent of CO2 emissions than fossil fuels. Moreover, their production does not compete with the use of agricultural land or food. The potential of biomass from residual and waste materials is limited in principle, but in Germany alone there is a technical potential of over 20 million tonnes.
Sandro Taske, Senior Manager Raw Materials: "For LEIPA, sustainability does not begin and end with the products we manufacture. Our focus here is much broader. Therefore, we are very pleased to be an active part of another future-oriented research project on the topic of resource conservation and sustainability within the framework of "R2K"."
The other well-known partners in the project led by the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT are the Gunvor Refinery, the BMW Group, the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, the East Bavarian Technical University Amberg-Weiden, MAN Truck & Bus SE, Clariant and the Institut für Wärme und Mobilität e. V. (Institute for Heat and Mobility).