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.

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