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  • Project Description

    BioRECO2VER aims to demonstrate the technical feasibility of more energy efficient and sustainable non-photosynthetic biotechnological processes for the capture and conversion of CO2 from industrial point sources into valuable platform chemicals, i.e. isobutene and lactate.

    Poroject Lead: VITO

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Europe

    Country: Belgium

    City/Town: Antwerpen

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2018-01-01 - 2021-12-31

    Project Status: Completed

    Project Budget: 7239148.84 €

    Funding source: 94% H2020

  • Websites

  • Technological Information


    - Techno-economic analysis

    - Sustainability assessment

    - Research (CCU)

    - Applicability assessment

    CO2 Source: Refineries, cement production, ect.

    CCU Tecnology Category: Capture (Point sources) and Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Biological conversion

    End TRL: 5

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization: Cement 1700 Mton/year, Steel 500 Mton/year, Fermentation 18 Mton/year

    Production Volume: 0.5 to 1.5 kg CO2/kg lactate or lactic acid and 3.14 kg CO2/kg isobutene

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Chemicals

    Specific Product(s): lactate and isobutene

  • Partners

    - Natureworks LLC

    - Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen S.A.

    - Arkema

    - Cementos Portland Valderrivas SA

    - Nova Institut

    - Universitat de Girona

    - CNR

    - Idener

    - SYNGIP

    - Lulea Tekniska Universitet (LTU)

    - EnobraQ