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Biological routes for CO2 conversion into chemical building blocks

Objective

The high-level goal of BioRECO2VER is to demonstrate the technical feasibility of more energy efficient and sustainable non-photosynthetic anaerobic and micro-aerobic biotechnological processes for the capture and conversion of CO2 from industrial point sources into 2 valuable platform chemicals, i.e. isobutene and lactate. To overcome several of the existing technical and economic barriers for CO2 conversion by industrial biotechnology, the project will focus on minimizing gas pretreatment costs, maximizing gas transfer in bioreactors, preventing product inhibition, minimizing product recovery costs, reducing footprint and improving scalability. To this end, a hybrid enzymatic process will be investigated for CO2 capture from industrial point sources and conversion of captured CO2 into the targeted end-products will be realized through 3 different proprietary microbial platforms which are representative of a much wider range of products and applications. Bioprocess development and optimization will occur along 2 lines: fermentation and bioelectrochemical systems. The 3 microbial platforms will be advanced to TRL 4, and the most promising solution for each target product will be validated at TRL 5 on real off gases. To prepare for industrial implementation and contribute to public acceptance, the technological activities will be complemented with virtual plant design, economic and sustainability assessments and extensive dissemination.
All activities will be executed by a well-balanced and experienced group of 2 Research and Technology Organizations, 2 universities, 4 SMEs and 4 large industries.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-BIO-2017
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Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 714 235

Participants (12)

ENOBRAQ
France
EU contribution
€ 909 750
Address
3 Rue Ariane Twb Parc Technologique Du Canal Batiment Napa Center B
31520 Ramonville Sainte Agne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 599 990
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SYNGIP BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 610 389,87
Address
Burg Lemmensstraat 360
6163 JT Geleen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDENER TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 378 500
Address
Calle Early Ovington 4 Nave 8
41300 La Rinconada (Sevilla)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 757 793,75
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 575 785
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 442 500
Address
Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestrasse
50354 Huerth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CEMENTOS PORTLAND VALDERRIVAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 280 065
Address
Calle Dormitaleria 72
31001 Pamplona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 99 218,75
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLSKI KONCERN NAFTOWY ORLEN SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 201 850
Address
Ul.chemikow 7
09-411 Plock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATUREWORKS LLC
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
15305 Minnetonka Boulevard
55345 Minnetonka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLOBAL BIOENERGIES
France
EU contribution
€ 242 110,13
Address
5 Rue Henri Desbrueres
91000 Evry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)