Achieve a biocatalytic productivity of 50 mg/l and day

Advance the biocatalytic solar fuel production from TRL 3 to TRL 4 to 5

Production of at least 50 l Photofuel in pilot-scale outdoor PBR

Preparation of a Photofuel drop-in blend and determination of engine performance concerning EURO 6/WLTP


12 beneficiaries from 7 countries (Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, The United Kingdon).

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The overall objective of Photofuel is to make a significant contribution to the development of the field of biocatalytic production of solar fuels (from TRL 3 to TRL 4-5 level) and to assess the broad impact of this novel approach to fuel composition (also taking into account other emerging waste- and residue based fuels) and engine performance in the future. These activities are carried out as part of a joint industrial and academic consortium that encompasses all central but highly diverse areas of engineering (bio, chemistry, engines, assessment) and social science needed for this challenging task.