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  • Project Description

    Bac-to-fuel: BACterial conversion of CO2 and renewable H2 inTO bioFUELs. This project aims to find new, sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels (specifically for the European transport sector) by developing, integrating and validating a disruptive prototype system at TRL5 that is able to transform CO2/H2 into added-value products which: 1) mimics the photosynthetic process of plants using novel inorganic photocatalysts which are capable of producing H2 in a renewable way from photocatalytic splitting of H2O in the presence of sunlight, 2) uses enhanced bacterial media to convert CO2 and the renewable H2 into biofuels using a novel electro-biocatalytic cell that can handle fluctuations in H2 and power supply

    Poroject Lead: Universidad de santiago de compostela erasmus

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Europe

    Country: Spain

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2019-01-01 - 2021-12-31

    Project Status: Completed

    Project Budget: 2999922.5 €

    Funding source: 100% H2020

  • Websites

  • Technological Information


    - Technology Infractructure (CCU)

    - Life cycle assessment (LCA)

    - CCU

    CO2 Source: Atmospheric CO2

    CCU Tecnology Category: Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Biological conversion

    End TRL: 5

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization:

    Production Volume:

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Fuels

    Specific Product(s): Ethanol, butanol

  • Partners

    - VITO