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BioAlkane

Project description

The next generation of biodiesel

Waste fatty acids converted into alkanes are useful for the energy and transportation sectors. Traditional methods of conversion use fatty acid methyl esters. The EU-funded BioAlkane project will provide a field test for the economic and ecological feasibility of a new concept for the valorisation of waste fatty acids as alkanes. The project will employ a new catalyst class (photodecarboxylases) to establish an entirely new method to convert fatty acids into alkanes. BioAlkane will use an innovative photoreactor design to overcome existing restrictions of photobiocatalysis, such as low quantum efficiency due to low light penetration into the reactor. The project will also demonstrate the scalability and viability of a new generation of biodiesel.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-PoC
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Host institution

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 150 000

Beneficiaries (1)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments