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Liquid and gas Fischer-Tropsch fuel production from olive industry waste: fuel from waste

Obiettivo

The overall aim of the project is to use agricultural waste, mainly residues from olive farming and olive oil production, for the generation of ready-to-use fuels, namely synthetic natural gas (SNG) and diesel, which would be primarily used for energy production for oil manufacturing and as transportation fuel for olive farming. The optimization of the project and the possible addition of different agricultural or solid urban residues will lead to the obtaining of surplus fuels, which will be sold for common uses, since the production will meet the standards for natural gas and diesel respectively.
The production of these fuels will be based on a synthetic procedure: the Fischer-Tropsch process. All the steps from raw residue to fuel will be considered in this project, including physical and chemical treatments. The main synthetic procedures will be Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, which will produce the liquid fuel, and methanation, which will produce the SNG. The most important advance beyond the state-of-the-art will be the development of a novel catalyst for the Fischer-Tropsch process which will enhance the overall performance of the process from the current values. Apart from that, innovations will be sought in the pretreatment steps, with special interest in the development of membrane purification methods that would facilitate the gas purification required for the overall procedure.
The overall expected impacts are fuel production, which would reduce the overall greenhouse gas emissions from the olive industry and introduce an alternative to the use of conventional (fossil) fuels, reduction of waste treatment requirements, application of technology beyond the state-of-the-art, employment creation and technology exportation.

Campo scientifico

  • /scienze sociali/economia e commercio/economia e gestione aziendale/occupazione
  • /scienze agricole/scienze veterinarie e della produzione lattiero-casearia
  • /ingegneria e tecnologia/ingegneria ambientale/energia e carburanti

Invito a presentare proposte

FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinatore

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Indirizzo
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italia
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contributo UE
€ 397 763
Contatto amministrativo
Marina Bufacchi (Ms.)

Partecipanti (7)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 314 315
Indirizzo
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 450 160
Indirizzo
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Judit Mozes (Ms.)
Soil-Concept SA
Lussemburgo
Contributo UE
€ 327 920
Indirizzo
Friidhaff
9378 Diekirch
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Thorsten Klaes (Mr.)
VERTECH GROUP
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 372 720
Indirizzo
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Olivier Rieux (Dr.)
SOLINTEL M&P SL
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 240 520
Indirizzo
Avenida De Jerez 33
28514 Nuevo Baztan
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Daniel Cuiñas (Dr.)
EXERGY LTD
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 344 160
Indirizzo
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Alberto Gomez (Dr.)
EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 159 630
Indirizzo
Emmy Noether Strasse 11
76131 Karlsruhe
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Stephan Seidelt (Mr.)