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  • Project Description

    The main goal of the present joint exchange programme is to determine the feasibility of using sunlight transformation capacity of microalgae to enhance biogas production of anaerobic digestion processes, by means of CO2 capture from biogas and co-digestion of waste and microalgal biomass. Microalgae biomass produced can be fed to an anaerobic bioreactor, where it is converted to biogas. Subsequently, biogas can be used for energy production. CO2 released can be used for microalgae production, as well as the nutrients released during the anaerobic conversion of the microalgae. Such cycle would be actually driven by sunlight, which provides the energy required to sustain the cycle.

    Poroject Lead: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Europe

    Country: Spain

    City/Town: Madrid

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2012-01-02 - 2016-01-31

    Project Status: Completed

    Project Budget: 709800.0 €

    Funding source: 100% EU (FP7-People)

  • Technological Information


    - CCU

    CO2 Source: Biogas

    CCU Tecnology Category: Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Biological conversion

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization:

    Production Volume:

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Fuels

    Specific Product(s):

  • Partners

    - UFRO

    - UCV

    - International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

    - IG-CSIC

    - Uantof

    - UHU

    - UCV