September 23, 2022

MARINES (Military wAstes Recycled INto fuElS) project addresses the valorization of organic residues and by-products from the Greek Army (GA) by the use of hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) for the production of renewable fuels for transportation, heating and aviation (JP-8), which are recycled back to the GAs supply chain.

The project aims at the valorization of food, plastic and paper residues (arising from GAs daily activities) and their HTL-conversion into bio-oil (similar characteristics to crude oil), which is upgraded into liquid fuels. HTL constitutes the ideal solution for valorization, in comparison to other technologies (pyrolysis), since it capitalizes on the water-feed (up to 80%) as a powerful mean to break the organics into hydrocarbons yielding a high-standard bio-oil. The project combines infrastructures for the application of a residue collection-valorization system and the know-how on matters of national security and the environment of the Hellenic Army Academy (HAA) with infrastructures and know-how on process development and optimization of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and infrastructures of quality control and fuel configuration of EKO (ELPE group).

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