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LIFE BIOSEVILLE

More efficient, competitive and ecological biofuel

Description

The main novelty of the project is the development of an integrated system for the valorization of frying oils generated in the city of Seville. This system ranges from the logistics of frying oil collection to obtaining a more efficient, competitive and ecological biofuel.
The new fuel is produced from the transformation of frying oil into a biofuel for use in combustion engines for transport.
One of the innovations of the process is the addition of an oxygenated bio-additive, whose function is to increase both the performance of biodiesel in engines and the calorific power of the fuel.

 

Objectives

  • Development of a demonstration system for management of frying oils for the production of a new biofuel.
  • Demonstrate the feasibility of the new biofuel based on mixtures of glycerin esters and methyl esters.
  • Demonstrate the improvements in the combustion process of the new biofuel, in real operating conditions of a bus of the urban bus of the city of Seville.

Actions

1. Supply logistics and characterisation of frying oils.
2. Design, construction and commissioning of the prototype module of methyl esters and glycerine.
3. Design, assembly and commissioning of the glycerine esters prototype module.
4. Emissions measurements on TUSSAM buses.
5. Project dissemination.

Expected results

  • Demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of the new technology for producing at least 25 m3 of the new biofuel by testing it on a bus in which 4 types of biofuel will be tested.
  • Development of a prototype for the production of methyl esters and glycerin.
  • Reduction of pollutant emissions in the bus fleet in Seville.

Partners:

LIFE Programme

LIFE13 ENV/ES/001113

Programa LIFE

Budget: 1.543.600 €
EU Financial Contribution: 756.870 €
Project Period:01/10/2014–29/03/2019

Team

Ana Urueña

Division of Agrifood and Processes

anauru@cartif.es

David Díez

Division of Agrifood and Processes

davdie@cartif.es

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