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FUture European League 4 Microalgal Energy

Obiettivo

Microalgae are very attractive for the purpose of producing energy-rich molecules as they are photosynthetic organisms that can live in various aqueous environments, such as saline water. This gives them a low water footprint and moreover they do not have to compete with cultivated farmland. Although they are not superior to higher plants concerning photosynthetic efficiency, microalgae do have high growth rates and they provide much higher oil yields than higher plants such as palm, soybean or rapeseed, and do not produce lignocelluloses. Microalgae do not only use sunlight as energy source, but they are also very efficient in using fertilizers and waste streams as nutrient source. They could be used to clean these streams by removal of nitrogen and phosphate and use flue gas as source for carbon dioxide.
The potential of microalgae is clear but the technology for producing biofuels from microalgae is still immature. In order to make microalgae as a source for biofuels competitive with fossil fuels, it is important to reduce operational costs and to achieve a positive energy balance (fossil energy input is higher than energy output). The overall aim of FUEL4ME is to establish a sustainable chain for continuous biofuel production using microalgae as a production platform, thereby making 2nd generation biofuels competitive alternatives to fossil fuels. This will be achieved by:
1) Transforming the current 2-step process for algal biomass production into a continuous 1-step process with high lipid content (production process);
2) Development of a continuous downstream process using all components of the algal biomass (conversion process);
3) Integration of production and conversion process.
After setting up and proof of concept within controlled indoor conditions, the continuous process will be tested outdoors under real production conditions in four different regions (NL, IL, IT ES). Simultaneous with research on biomass production, a continuous downstream process will be developed. Finally the whole process (both biomass production and conversion into biofuel) will be integrated and subjected to an economic analysis and life cycle analysis.
Partners in this project are: DLO-Food&Biobased Research, DLO-Plant Research International, Wageningen University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Fotosintetica & Microbiologica S.r.l. BioTopic, Norsker Investigaciones, Proviron, Evodos B.V. PDX, Cellulac, FeyeCon Carbon Dioxide Technologies BV, Neste Oil, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, IDConsortium S.L.

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Meccanismo di finanziamento

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinatore

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Indirizzo
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Paesi Bassi
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contributo UE
€ 987 860,10
Contatto amministrativo
Lolke Sijtsma (Dr.)

Partecipanti (13)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 481 971
Indirizzo
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Tom Bessems (Mr.)
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israele
Contributo UE
€ 320 164
Indirizzo
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84105 Beer Sheva
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Daphan Tripto (Ms.)
FOTOSINTETICA & MICROBIOLOGICA SRL
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 353 920
Indirizzo
Via Di Santo Spirito 14
50125 Firenze Fi
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Liliana Rodolfi (Dr.)
NIELS-HENRIK NORSKER

Partecipazione conclusa

Danimarca
Contributo UE
€ 95 720,40
Indirizzo
Kildegardsvej 75
2900 Hellerup
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Niels-Henrik Norsker (Mr.)
EVODOS B.V.
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 386 602
Indirizzo
Weegbree 21
4941 VT Raamsdondsveer
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Fons Jacobs (Mr.)
PURSUIT DYNAMICS PLC
United Kingdom
Indirizzo
Kingfisher Way Shackleton House
PE29 6HB Huntington
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Marcus Fenton (Dr.)
FEYECON DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION BV
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 306 920
Indirizzo
Rijnkade 17 A
1382 GS Weesp
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Raquel Ernemann (Ms.)
NESTE OYJ
Finlandia
Contributo UE
€ 133 042
Indirizzo
Keilaranta 21
02150 Espoo
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Pauliina Uronen (Dr.)
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Contributo UE
€ 295 013
Indirizzo
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Ivan Belamaric (Mr.)
IDCONSORTIUM SL
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 150 976
Indirizzo
Calle Betis 30
41010 Sevilla
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Macarena Sanz (Ms.)
CELLULAC LIMITED
Irlanda
Contributo UE
€ 317 470
Indirizzo
Second Floor, Unit 14, Galway Technology Park, Parkmore
- Galway
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Camillus Glover (Mr.)
PROVIRON HOLDING NV
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 55 075
Indirizzo
Georges Gilliotstraat 60
2620 Hemiksem
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Filip Beyers (Mr.)
NORSKER INVESTIGACIONES SL
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 130 248
Indirizzo
Calle San Isidoro 2, Apt 8
41004 Sevilla
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Niels-Henrik Norsker (Mr.)