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Sustainable Biofuel Generation and Purification Process

Description

The project is focus on the valorisation of agro-industrial organic residues for the production of biomethane, through anaerobic digestion processes. Also, the use of technologies for the treatment of gaseous and liquid streams will be based on membrane contactors and reverse osmosis membranes, respectively. On the other hand, pretreatment of samples with microwaves will also be studied. The object focuses on obtaining a combined process in close cycle that could varolise the residual currents derived from this agro-industrial processes.

Objectives

  • Use of microwaves techniques for the treatment of biomass and residual currents.
  • Purification of biogas, to remove contaminant content, H2S, siloxanes and humidity, and refinery for the elimination of CO2.
  • Verification of the correct use of technologies applied through the analysis of solid, liquid and gaseous currents obtained in the processes.
  • Close of cycle through the treatment of resiual currents from the generation and purification of biofuels.

Actions

  • The project is focus on the valorisation of agro-industrial organic residues for the production of biomethane, through anaerobic digestion processes. Also, the use of technologies for the treatment of gaseous and liquid streams will be based on membrane contactors and reverse osmosis membranes, respectively. On the other hand, pretreatment of samples with microwaves will also be studied. The object focuses on obtaining a combined process in close cycle that could varolise the residual currents derived from this agro-industrial processes.

Expected Results

The investment on the equipment listed above will allow to complete, improve and update a system that supports the use of renewale energies such as biofuels to reach sustainable processes that allow reducing the greenhouse gas emissions. The development of new ways of biofuel obtention is important for its application in the different economic environments and geographical areas in which determine technologies can benefit over more traditional ones. As already mentioned in other sections, the equipment will allow the genration of valuable knowledge for the reproducibility or industrialisation of the solution tested at laboratory level. 

INFRASTRUCTURES CYL 2021

File: 2021 CCTT 06

CARTIF total budget: 264,500.00 €
CARTIF Grant: 132,250.00€

Cofinanced by FEDER founds contributing to the OT1 objective “Promote the technological development, innovation and a quality research” from the FEDER Operative Programme of Castilla y León.

Responsible

Dolores Hidalgo

Division of Agrifood and Processes

dolhid@cartif.es

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