H2020TRL 4-5Synthetic biology


Fuels from CO2 and Electricity

Project details




Research and Innovation Action


€4 m


1 March 2018


4 Years

De novo metabolic conversion of electrochemically produced formate into hydrocarbon fuels

eForFuel develops an industrial biotechnology solution that uses electricity and microorganisms to convert CO2 into hydrocarbon fuels, thus providing a sustainable replacement for fossil carbons. We use the advantages of different disciplines to establish an efficient process, which sets the stage for a future environmentally, economically, and societally sustainable value chain to produce renewable chemicals and fuels.


INsocietyUniversity of StuttgartUniversidad de AlicanteSINTEFCommissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternativesWeizmann Institute of ScienceImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineAltarGlobal BioenergiesC3 Biotechnologies LtdArcelorMittal BelgiumInstitut für Energie- und Umweltforschung HeidelbergBiofaction KGMax-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaftenb.fab GmbH

Our role

What we did to make this project TRULY INNOVATIVE.

Implementation and exploitation strategy, innovation management and organisation of a workshop on Life Cycle Assessment practises applied to Carbon Capture and Storage.

Milestones step by step

A quick overview of the goals achieved by working on this project.

April 2022

Final Press Release

A final news highlighting the legacy of the project

Our sustainable production chain converts CO2 emissions and renewable electricity into easy-to-handle formic acid, which is then fed to engineered microbes for producing renewable hydrocarbon fuels and other biomaterials.

Laura Martinelli, IN society