LIFE Biomass C+ aims to demonstrate improvements in climate mitigation strategies through the production of sustainable biofuel. It will utilize existing and underused infrastructure and water resources (i.e. irrigation channels, ponds, lakes, river arms) to produce zero-input biomass, with high starch content that will then be converted into bioethanol and eventually biofuel. To do this, the project proposes an innovative green technology of Green Floating Filters (GFF), where aquatic macrophyte plants (Typha domingensis) will be grown in multiple water bodies.
- Provide a carbon positive energy balance and other environmental co-benefits (relevant GHG emission savings, improving water quality and local biodiversity, thanks to the decontaminating effect of the GFF’s rhizomes).
- Develop a clean, dependable method to produce biofuel without utilizing agricultural land.
- Demonstrate the applicability of Biomass C+ on pilot/pre-industrial scale.
- Demonstrate the potential and cost-effectiveness of this new close to market concept.
- Preparatory actions: Design of GFF and production strategy; Training for partners and staff.
- Implementation actions: Installation of GFFs in all areas; Biomass processing and bioconversion to ethanol; Replication and future applications.
- Monitoring of the impact of the project actions: Project performance indicators.
- Communication and dissemination of results: General Dissemination; Information and awareness-raising for general public.
- Achieve a reduction of GHG emissions of 250 tons of CO2.
- Demonstration of the Biomass C + project concept applicable to any type of large water body with organic matter load using Typha domingensis as a green filter system to improve water quality.
- Development of the bioprocess to obtain high purity 2G bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass with high starch content (e.g. Typha) both at laboratory and pilot plant scale.
- Testing of the 2G bioethanol as an bioadditive for fuels blending.
- Set up replication of results and market uptake.
- Develop an effective business plan.
DELOREAN aims to obtain new raw materials from the treatment of waste generated in a critical sector in the región, the automotive industry. The three wastes investigated (tires, lubricating oils and polypropylene) are generated in high quantities and their polluting nature makes it necessary to develop new ways for their management and use.
BioSFerA aims to develop a cost-effective interdisciplinary technology to produce sustainable aviation and maritime fuels. The overall process, combining thermochemical, biological and thermocatalytic parts is based on the gasification of biomass and other biogenic waste and the 2-stage fermentation of the produced syngas.
The aim of LIFE LANDFILL BIOFUEL is to demonstrate the technical performance of a cost effective solution based on the implementation of new exploitation techniques of the waste cells to enhance the biogas production
The CARBOENERGY project aims to demonstrate the technical-economic-environmental viability of a sustainable strategy for the production of biofuels and bioenergy through the development and application of low-cost and efficient catalytic, adsorbent and combustible biocarbons, obtained from biomasic waste.
The ZEOCAT-3D project addresses the conversion of methane, from natural gas and biogas, into aromatic hydrocarbons of high added value and easily transportable
REPLACE aims at developing new methodologies to try to solve a critical environmental problem, the destruction of plastic wastes proceeding from petroleum.
AQUAMUNDAM pursues an improvement in the sustainable management of the integral water cycle, for this the development and demonstration of both methodologies and a modular information system that facilitates inter-administrative communication and of different agents with competence in the integral management of water is contemplated
REHAP aims to strengthen the European bio-economy industry by creating novel materials from agricultural and forestry waste, and considering how they can be used commercially in the green building sector.
The VALOR-PLUS supports the realisation of sustainable, economically viable closed loop integrated biorefineries through the development of new knowledge, (bio-)technologies and products that enable valorisation of key biorefinery by-products.
The FT BIOREFINERY Project consists in developing a technology that allows obtaining 2nd generation liquid biofuels (synthetic diesel) and electrical energy, through the application of gasification and co-gasification processes, of different types of solid and / or liquid waste ( herbaceous biomass, lignocellulosic, glycerin, etc.)
The BIORECOS Project aims to design and build a demonstration plant of a modular nature that allows, through pyrolysis, the production of charcoal and / or active coal, as well as the generation of electrical energy.