CASCATBEL aims to design, optimize and scale-up a novel multi-step process for the production of second-generation liquid biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass in a cost-efficient way through the use of next-generation high surface area tailored nano-catalysts.

The strategy proposed in CASCATBEL will lead to the preparation of advanced biofuels having composition and properties very similar to petroleum-derived fuels. This is a very relevant advantage regarding the commercial implementation of this technology, as it would not require any significant changes in the already existing infrastructures and engines.

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The CASCATBEL project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh
Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under Grant Agreement nº 604307