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Novel algae-based solution for CO2 capture and biomass production

Novel algae-based solution for CO2 capture and biomass production

Objective

The aim of the ALGADISK project is to develop a modular, scalable, and automatic biofilm
reactor for Algae biomass production, with low operational and installation costs. The
reactor will be designed to capture CO2 from industrial emissions to produce high value
organic products. In this system, algae will be grown both in an aqueous environment and
on biocompatible surfaces, allowing for CO2 absorption from either the gas or liquid
phase. This method will dramatically increase the efficiency of the reactor, and decrease
water requirements. Automatic and continuous harvesting of algae will be designed to
optimize CO2 uptake and biomass production. Adjusting the scale of the system will be
trivial, as ALGADISK will have a modular design, and the installation’s footprint will be
considerably reduced compared to technologies currently on the market. Design software
will be provided which, based on user input, will suggest installation parameters, perform
a cost/benefit analysis to calculate economic feasibility, and make predictions concerning
the environmental sustainability of the system. The proposed system will be specifically
crafted to meet the needs of European SMEs who are willing to produce algae biomass
products from industrial emissions.
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Coordinator

CONFEDERACION ESPANOLA DE FABRICANTES DE ALIMENTOS COMPUESTOS PARA ANIMALES

Address

Calle Diego De Leon 54
28006 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 115 813

Administrative Contact

Jorge De Saja (Mr.)

Participants (12)

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EUROPEAN BIOMASS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 106 730

ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS HUNGARY KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 36 547

FUNDACION CESFAC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 103 050

OLAJGEP-TEC IPARI KARBANTARTO, SZERELO ES KIVITELEZO KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 397 269

BIOGAS FUEL CELL, SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 369 746

ONVIDA GmbH

Germany

UMWELT-TECHNIK CSOTISZTITO EPITO ES SZOLGALTATO KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 397 340

CAGLAR DOGAL URUNLER YENILENEBILIR ENERJI GUBRE GIDA VE TARIM ITHALAT IHRACAT SANAYI TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 391 232

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 32 387

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 72 161

BAY ZOLTAN ALKALMAZOTT KUTATASI KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT.

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 18 217

ALGEN, CENTER ZA ALGNE TEHNOLOGIJE, DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 376 108

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 286887

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 198 326,69

  • EU contribution

    € 2 416 600

Coordinated by:

CONFEDERACION ESPANOLA DE FABRICANTES DE ALIMENTOS COMPUESTOS PARA ANIMALES

Spain