Commercial flagship plant for bioethanol production involving a bio-based value chain built on lignocellulosic feedstock


Project Description

The main goal of the EU-funded project LIGNOFLAG is the construction of a first-of-its-kind commercial scale plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues based on the innovative sunliquid® technology. The new flagship plant is located in Podari in the southwestern part of Romania. The Energieinstitut is quantifying the maximum greenhouse gas mitigation potential according to the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED) by life cycle assessment (LCA). Additionally, potential socio-economic impacts of establishing an advanced biofuel market are analyzed resulting in a combined process assessment including environmental, economic and societal aspects for the flagship plant realisation resulting in a sustainable product performance and market-uptake.

Project Consortium

  1. Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
  2. Energieinstitut an der JKU Linz
  3. Clariant Products RO SRL
  4. ExportHungary
  5. Fliegl Agrartechnik GmbH
  6. BDR Associates
  7. Bayrische Forschungsallianz GmbH

Project duration

01.06.2017 - 31.05.2023

Funding provider


Funding program

H2020 BBI Joint Undertaking
European Union Logo
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 709606.


Scroll to Top