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  • Project Description

    The overall objectives are: 1) Make a significant contribution to the biocatalytic production development of solar fuels (from TRL 3 to TRL 4-5). This by enabling cyanobacteria or phototrophic algae to produce alcohols and alkanes, which can be harvested from the culture broth due to their excretion by these microorganisms, 2) Assess the broad impact of this novel approach to fuel composition (also taking into account other emerging waste- and residue based fuels) and engine performance in the future.

    Poroject Lead: Volkswagen AG

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Europe

    Country: Portugal

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2015-01-05 - 2019-04-30

    Project Status: Completed

    Project Budget: 6000000.0 €

    Funding source: 100% H2020

  • Technological Information


    - Research (CCU)

    - CCU

    - Business case development

    CO2 Source: Atmospheric CO2

    CCU Tecnology Category: Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Photochemical conversion

    - Biological conversion

    Start TRL: 3

    End TRL: 5

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization:

    Production Volume:

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Fuels

    Specific Product(s): Alcohols and Alkanes

  • Partners

    - Syncom

    - Centro Ricerche Fiat

    - Volvo

    - Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie

    - Neste

    - IFPEN

    - AlgaFuel

    - Niversita Firenze

    - Imperial College London

    - Universität Bielefeld

    - Uppsale untiversitet

    - Volkswagen