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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/phycology

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

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)

EUROPEAN BIOMASS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 106 730
Address
Rond Point Schuman 6
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Giuliano Grassi (Mr.)
ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS HUNGARY KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 36 547
Address
Tetenyi Ut 93
1119 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dora Molnar (Ms.)
FUNDACION CESFAC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 103 050
Address
Calle Diego De Leon Esc B 5 D 54
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ramon Molinary (Mr.)
OLAJGEP-TEC IPARI KARBANTARTO, SZERELO ES KIVITELEZO KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 397 269
Address
Vasvari Pal Utca 15
5940 Totkomlos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Janos Farkas (Mr.)
BIOGAS FUEL CELL, SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 369 746
Address
Calle Ada Byron, 1 Izq Parque Cientifico Tecnologico Gijon, Edificio Pisa 107
33203 Gijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Dominguez (Dr.)
ONVIDA GmbH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Gewerkenstrasse 28
45881 Gelsenkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adriana Tamachkiarow (Ms.)
UMWELT-TECHNIK CSOTISZTITO EPITO ES SZOLGALTATO KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 397 340
Address
Ifjusag Utja 7
2440 Szazhalombatta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandor Feher (Mr.)
CAGLAR DOGAL URUNLER YENILENEBILIR ENERJI GUBRE GIDA VE TARIM ITHALAT IHRACAT SANAYI TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 391 232
Address
Altintas Mahallesi Ahmet Besim Uyal Caddesi No 4 A 18
35430 Urla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bulent Coskun (Mr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 32 387
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Qi Zhang (Dr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 72 161
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Bessems (Mr.)
BAY ZOLTAN ALKALMAZOTT KUTATASI KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 18 217
Address
Kondorfa Utca 1
1116 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandor Takacs (Mr.)
ALGEN, CENTER ZA ALGNE TEHNOLOGIJE, DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 376 108
Address
Brnciceva Ulica 29
1231 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Reinhardt (Mr.)