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New feedstock and innovative transformation process for a more sustainable development and production of lignocellulosic ethanol

Objetivo

Today, USA and Brazil have massively invested in ethanol mono-production, taking advantage of their respective native crops, intensive culture practices and large availability of land. These renewable biofuel production models cannot be applied to most of the industrial and emerging countries. For these countries with limited land use, one of the best solutions to comply with their objectives of renewable biofuel and avoid food/fuel competition is the production of ethanol from diversified lignocellulosic residues. Yet, more research efforts are necessary to reach this objective. The BABETHANOL project proposes solutions for a more sustainable approach of 2nd generation renewable ethanol, based on a “moderate, environmental-friendly and integrated” transformation process that should be applicable to an expanded range of lignocellulosic feedstocks. The new process, called CES - Combined Extrusion-Saccharification, will be an alternative to the costly processes of the current state-of-the-art, notably the pre-treatment requiring much energy, water, chemical products, detoxification and waste water treatment. CES will be developed and tested from laboratory up to semi-industrial pilot scale with different new feedstock: Blue Agave Bagass, Palm Oil Empty Fruit Bunches and Olive oil Milled Husks. A Europe-Latin America lignocellullosic biomass catalogue will also be developed as a further contribution to the expansion of feedstocks. The success of the new project much relies on the well-balanced consortium with 7 European partners, 8 Latin American partners, the multidisciplinary expertise with agriculture/agronomy, chemical/catalysis, microbial systems engineering, industrial plant design and the integration of SMEs.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-ENERGY-2008-1
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Coordinador

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
Dirección
Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4
Francia
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 678 654,40
Contacto administrativo
Gérard Vilarem (Mr.)

Participantes (12)

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
México
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€ 638 308
Dirección
Torre De Rectoria 9º. Piso, Ciudad Universitaria, D.f.
04510 Mexico Distrito Federal
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Carlos Galdeano (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA
Costa Rica
Aportación de la UE
€ 160 454
Dirección
Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio
2060 San Pedro De Montes De Oca San Jose
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Julio F. Mata-Segreda (Prof.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE TOULOUSE
Francia
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€ 355 824
Dirección
Avenue De Rangueil 135
31077 Toulouse
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Michael O’donohue (Dr.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
España
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€ 403 612,25
Dirección
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
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Research Organisations
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Mercedes Ballesteros (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finlandia
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€ 355 349,75
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Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
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Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Irmeli Koskinen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
Italia
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€ 78 120
Dirección
Via Palladio 8
33100 Udine
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Gian Paolo Vannozzi (Prof.)
Centro Mario Molina para Estudios Estrategicos sobre Energia y Medio Ambiente AC
México
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€ 51 717,40
Dirección
Paseo De Los Laureles Despacho 406 458
05120 Mexico City
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Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Carlos Hector Mena (Mr.)
Adour Pyrénées Garonne Environnement Etudes et Conseil
Francia
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€ 83 791,60
Dirección
Zone Pyrène Aéropole
65290 Juillan
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Gerard Descamps (Mr.)
Consejo Regulador del Tequila A.C
México
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€ 29 328,20
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Avenida Patria 273
45030 Zapopan
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Floriberto Miguel-Cruz (Mr.)
Procazucar S.A. de C.V.
México
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€ 58 346,80
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"Avenida 9 # 2204-4 Colonia San Jose"
94560 Cordoba, Vera Cruz
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Federico Gabriel López Medel (Mr.)
INSTITUTO INTERAMERICANO DE COOPERACION INTERNACIONAL PARA LA AGRICULTURA IICA
Costa Rica
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€ 175 987
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0 5 Miles North From The Ipis
2200 San Jose
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Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Emilio Ruz Jerez (Dr.)
MAGUIN S.A.S
Francia
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€ 100 179,60
Dirección
Rue Pierre Sémard 2
02800 Charmes
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Nathalie Gobeaut (Ms.)