Mission Innovation’s Mission Integrated Biorefineries launched the roadmap during the CEM13/MI7 meeting during the Global Clean Energy Alliance Forum in Pittsburg USA on 21 september 2022. Integrated Biorefineries | Mission Innovation (mission-innovation.net)
Parallel to this launch one of the important routes of this roadmap: the thermal conversion of bioresources and wastes was presented by research institutes and business.
This session showed how thermal cracking technology can be used to transform existing industries (such as waste incinerators or naphtha cracker operators) to a biobased and circular processing unit. Producing green and circular chemicals (olefins, aromatics) next to their traditional portfolio of products. Too often the focus in the bioeconomy has been on single products, forgetting that there is value in synergy. As traditionally fuels and chemicals are produced hand in hand, the thermal cracking technology is key in maximizing the value in waste, which is the proposition provided by TNO and IEA Bioenergy Task 33. This view was presented by TNO, Synova, Koch, Technip and Trinseo who utilize this specific technology and showed how they develop and and are planning to implement this technology. The discussion with the audience showed that this was seen as a promising new biorefinery approach.