|This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857806|
It's biomass... but denser and easier to use. Intermediate Bioenergy Carriers (IBCs) are formed when biomass is processed to energetically denser, storable and transportable intermediary products analogous to coal, oil and gaseous fossil energy carriers. They can be used directly for heat or power generation or further refined to final bioenergy or bio-based products. IBCs contribute to energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels in Europe.
The MUSIC project will support market uptake of three types of IBCs by developing feedstock mobilisation strategies, improved cost-effective logistics and trade centres. The investigated IBCs include pyrolysis oil, torrefied biomass and microbial oil.