WP1 (led by FORTH) will identify opportunities to improve the oil-rich crop growing / harvesting stage (e.g. increase yield/area, use of novel harvesting and pre-treatment technologies, conversion of cropping by-products into valuable energy and chemical products).
WP2 (led by Agrotechnology and Food Innovations BV) will identify opportunities to improve the oil-rich crop primary processing stage (e.g. most promising technologies to extract and refine vegetable oil, recover residual oil and convert by-products into energy and chemical products).
WP3 (led by the University of Pannonia) will identify opportunities to improve the oil-rich crop secondary processing stage (e.g. novel route to biodiesel, novel technologies to refine and purify glycerine, conversion of glycerol into valuable energy and chemical products).
WP4 (led by University of York) will develop advanced biorefinery schemes integrating the information gathered through WPs 1-3 concerning the different stages of the supply chain and will investigate the potential of incorporating these into existing vegetable oil processing plants.
WP5 (led by the University of Manchester) will ascertain the sustainability of the various developed schemes through a full life cycle assessment and computational modelling of the economic, social and environmental costs and benefits. This will enable the short-listing of the most promising schemes.
WP6 (led by the University of Foggia) will develop various policy scenarios to understand any potential environmental, economic and policy constraints the bioenergy and biorefinery sector could face within a sustainable development framework.
WP7 (led by the University of York) will disseminate the knowledge and results arising from SUSTOIL via this website, a biannual newsletter, 2 workshops and a final dissemination conference.
WP8 (led by the University of York) is devoted to SUSTOIL coordination and management and will perform the legal, contractual, financial and administrative management of the project.