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Biowaste derived volatile fatty acid platform for biopolymers, bioactive compounds and chemical building blocks


VOLATILE Decision Support Tool functioning

Decision Support Tool implemented in VOLATILE web-page

User Interface

User Interface for Decision Support Tool designed

Quality requirements and recommendations report

The deliverable will compile product quality requirements for the anticipated end-product to be considered during process development.

Report on Workshop and Seminar Organisation (at least 2 workshops, 2 seminars, 2 Webinars)

Protocols on performed workshops and seminars.

Report on State-of-the-Art of biowaste valorisation in the test regions and beyond

Analysis of the current biowaste valorisation strategies used in the test regions and beyond

CEN Workshop Kick-Off Meeting - Minutes

CEN Workshop initiated, Kick-Off Meeting performed, Minutes prepared

Outlook on Future Legislation affecting VFA based Value Chains

Outlook on legislative issues

Participation on at least two international fairs

Report on fair participation.

"Up-date of ""VOLATILE at a glance"" brochure"

Up-date of VOLATILE brochure taking into account project developments to be used for disemination and exploitation activities.

“VOLATILE at a glance” brochure

Volatile brochure including general objectives of VOLATILE as well as partner description for general dissemination and communication purposes

Report on scientific communications (at least 4 scientific papers)

Analysis of scientific publications during VOLATILE duration

Second Questionnaire Evaluation Report

Analysis of 2nd Questionnaire send to stakeholders about stakeholder/public acceptance and determination of opportunities and bottlenecksto implement VFA platform.

Initial Situation analysis of Municipal Solid & Sludgy Biowaste treatment, valorization and bioproducts

Initial Life Cycle assessment analysis of the test regions identifying current environmental performance of the implemented biowaste valorisation or treatment strategies to be used as baseline for the VOLATILE developments.

Dissemination & Communication portfolio designed - first 18 month

Compilation of all dissemination & communication tools designed and activities performed during the first 18 months

First Questionnaire Evaluation Report

In order to develop appropriate support actions for stakeholders at different places on the value chain, questionnaires will be prepared to assess the stakeholder 7 public acceptance and to determine where lie opportunities to implement the VFAP and what are expected bottlenecks. This will help to develop the exploitation strategies.

Set-up of VOLATILE stakeholder platform

Report on the initiation of the Volatile stakeholder platform.

LCA output of VOLATILE

Life Cycle Assessment on the final VOLATILE developments

CEN Workshop Agreement accomplished

CEN Workshop Agreement

Report on PHA based biomaterial biodegradation performance

Report on biodegradability of PHA based biofilms produced by hot-pressing.

Report on Market Demand for Biomolecules coming from biowaste valorisation

Market analysis for biomolecules using biowaste as feedstock via valorisation strategies

Fourth Questionnaire Evaluation Report

Summary and analysis of fourth questionnaire to stakeholders.

Report on Stakeholder Platform activities

Summary of stakeholder platform activies since initiation.

Agent-based analysis of Initial Situation in Test regions

Agent-based Modelling of the current situation in the test regions to be used as baseline for the further project implementation in the test regions

Third Questionnaire Evaluation Report

Assessment of stakeholder/public acceptance and determination were lie opportunities and bottlenecks for VFA platform implementation.

Proceedings of Final Conference

Protocol of final conference

Set-up of a regular, biannual newsletter

Set-up of the first newsletter for dissemination activities to be send around to stakeholders informing them about the status of the developments.

Policy Recommendations towards sustainable bioconversion of Municipal solid and sludgy biowaste

Policy Recommendations

Initial Cost Situation Analysis on Municipal Solid & Sludgy Biowaste Treatment

Economic analysis for implemented waste treatment technologies such as incineration, composting, anaerobic digestion and MBT to be used as baseline to be compared with the VOLATILE treatment approach.

Report on EU legislative barriers/stimuli´s to VFA based value chains

Analysis on legislative issues on European level supporting or hindering implementation of VFA based value chains.

Report on quality parameters of SCO

Report laying down quality requirements to be reached during down-stream processing to obtain Single Cell Oil.


Producing Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: A Review of Sustainable Sources and Future Trends for the EPA and DHA Market

Author(s): Laura Oliver, Thomas Dietrich, Izaskun Marañón, Maria Carmen Villarán, Ramón J. Barrio
Published in: Resources, Issue 9/12, 2020, Page(s) 148, ISSN 2079-9276
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/resources9120148

Modified high-throughput Nile red fluorescence assay for the rapid screening of oleaginous yeasts using acetic acid as carbon source

Author(s): Catarina Miranda, Sara Bettencourt, Tatiana Pozdniakova, Joana Pereira, Paula Sampaio, Ricardo Franco-Duarte, Célia Pais
Published in: BMC Microbiology, Issue 20/1, 2020, ISSN 1471-2180
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s12866-020-01742-6

Integration of a dark fermentation effluent in a microalgal-based biorefinery for the production of high-added value omega-3 fatty acids

Author(s): Angelina Chalima, Angeliki Hatzidaki, Anthi Karnaouri, Evangelos Topakas
Published in: Applied Energy, Issue 241, 2019, Page(s) 130-138, ISSN 0306-2619
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.03.058

Utilization of Volatile Fatty Acids from Microalgae for the Production of High Added Value Compounds

Author(s): Angelina Chalima, Laura Oliver, Laura Fernández de Castro, Anthi Karnaouri, Thomas Dietrich, Evangelos Topakas
Published in: Fermentation, Issue 3/4, 2017, Page(s) 54, ISSN 2311-5637
Publisher: MDPI AG
DOI: 10.3390/fermentation3040054

Single Cell Oil Production by Oleaginous Yeasts Grown in Synthetic and Waste-Derived Volatile Fatty Acids

Author(s): Sara Bettencourt, Catarina Miranda, Tatiana A. Pozdniakova, Paula Sampaio, Ricardo Franco-Duarte, Célia Pais
Published in: Microorganisms, Issue 8/11, 2020, Page(s) 1809, ISSN 2076-2607
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms8111809

Optimization of the production of docosahexaenoic fatty acid by the heterotrophic microalga Crypthecodinium cohnii utilizing a dark fermentation effluent

Author(s): Angelina Chalima, George Taxeidis, Evangelos Topakas
Published in: Renewable Energy, Issue 152, 2020, Page(s) 102-109, ISSN 0960-1481
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2020.01.041

CWA 17484:2020Anaerobic digestion plants - Feasibility assessment methodology for integrating a Volatile Fatty Acid Platform Technology

Author(s): Marie-Aline Pierrard, Francis Meerburg, Bruno Sommer Ferreira, Alexandru Vasile Rusu, Csaba Bauer, Sebastian Hiessl, Jochen Michels, nouk Mertens, Siavash Farahbakhsh, Topakas, Vasiliki Oikonomopoulou, Christos Boukouvalas, Amaia Santamaría, Javier San José, Filip Velghe, Thomas Dietrich, Carlota Peral, Markus Neureiter, Adelheid Wiedemann

Utilisation of Volatile Fatty Acids resulting from anaerobic fermentation of the municipal WWTP sludge for the production of high added value compounds

Author(s): Csaba-Laszlo Bauer, Filip Velghe, Bianca Pop, Carlota Peral, Thomas Dietrich
Published in: DANUBE – Eastern Europe Regional Water Forum / International Conference Efficient Use and Management of Water 2018 Conference Proceedings, 2018, Page(s) 198 - 210
Publisher: ARA Publishing

VOLATILE Bio-waste derived volatile fatty acid platform for biopolymers, bioactive compounds and chemical building blocks

Author(s): Sebastian Hiessl, Jochen Michels, Filip Velghe, Thomas Dietrich
Published in: Biobasierte Chemie im Fluss, 2017, Page(s) 49
Publisher: DECHEMA

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