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Biological routes for CO2 conversion into chemical building blocks

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.
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Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Address

Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 714 235

Participants (11)

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ENOBRAQ

France

EU Contribution

€ 909 750

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 599 990

SYNGIP BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 852 500

OPTIMIZACION ORIENTADA A LA SOSTENIBILIDAD SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 378 500

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 757 793,75

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 575 785

NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 442 500

CEMENTOS PORTLAND VALDERRIVAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 280 065

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 99 218,75

POLSKI KONCERN NAFTOWY ORLEN SA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 201 850

NATUREWORKS LLC

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 760431

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 990 937,56

  • EU contribution

    € 6 812 187,50

Coordinated by:

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium