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BACterial conversion of CO2 and renewable H2 inTO bioFUELs

Project description

Finding new sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels for the transport industry

Biofuels will be key to replacing liquid fossil fuels. They help to reduce reliance on oil imports and the instability of oil prices, and also generate new sources of income. The EU-funded Bac-To-Fuel project will develop and demonstrate advanced renewable fuel production by means of a prototype system. The technology will mimic plant photosynthesis using photocatalysts that renewably produce hydrogen from photocatalytic splitting of water involving sunlight. In addition, it will convert CO2 and the renewable hydrogen into biofuels such as ethanol and butanol using an electro-biocatalytic cell. In a sustainable and cost-effective manner, the innovation will transform CO2 and hydrogen into useful products for the European transportation sector.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-Joint-Actions-3
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 544 912

Participants (5)

NANOGAP SUB-NM-POWDER SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 382 277
Address
Rua Da Xesta Nave 78A2
15895 Ames A Coruna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 290 113
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 592 448
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 536 291
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 653 878
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments