CReative Construction Of DefoSSilized Value Chains – CROSS

Deep decarbonization of the society requires rethinking of the production routes and value chains with a radical switch to renewable carbon, utilizing all available indigenous biomass resources/residues.

Biomass-derived alcohols offer a plethora of solutions for producing industrially important chemicals (IIC) and energy carriers utilizing common infrastructure.

This project aims at developing an integrated alcohol biorefinery with common production routes for IIC and energy carriers, thus providing improved economies of scale and a holistic solution for decarbonizing Sweden. More specifically, debottlenecking of the routes for production of C4+ products and utilization of byproducts from ethanol production is of focus. The long-term goal is to design a modular, biorefinery with the expected CO2 savings ranging between 70 and 75 ktpa.

The project will be a steppingstone for next generation biorefineries, which will enable distributed sustainable solutions creating new value chains.


Efthymios Kantarelis

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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Project information


Lund University
Perstorp AB
Bona Sweden AB

Time schedule

November 2022 - December 2025

Total cost of project

9 384 704 SEK

Swedish Energy Agency project number