Xynteo worked with an oil and gas major to investigate the commercial viability of repurposing degraded land in Europe for biofuels production
The European community continues to accelerate development of solutions to meet the bold climate commitments of the Paris Agreement and Green Deal while helping economies to recover from the pandemic.
Our partner realised an opportunity existed to investigate production of sustainable biofuels in the next decade from contaminated, underutilised or abandoned land in Europe, whilst ensuring it contributes to Europe’s social and environmental goals.
Xynteo and our partner began work together on a development phase to map the EU policy and actor landscape; identify potential feedstock production sites and recruit agricultural partners to design a demonstration project.
Since January 2022, we have developed and tested a detailed approach to demo site selection criteria engaging research data, core partners and technical experts to shortlist potential options. developed policy analysis in target countries and tailored narrative and engagement strategy. We have also led stakeholder engagement to develop an ecosystem of potential value chain players and delivery partners for a demo project.
At the conclusion of the project, the partnership had achieved
- Signed MOUs with two agriculture companies
- EU & National policy analysis report
- Project narrative, communications and engagement strategy
- Compiled a list of demo project ecosystem stakeholders engaged
- Analysis of five potential demonstration sites including opportunities and risks
Industry, policy and community experts interviewed
MoUs signed with major agricultural businesses
Potential demonstration sites assessed, including opportunities and risks