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Alage and aquatic biomass for a sustainable production of 2nd generation biofuels

Objective

AquaFUELS intends to focus on establishing the state of the art on research, technological development and demonstration activities regarding the exploitation of various algal and other suitable non-food aquatic biomasses for 2nd generation biofuels production. In this frame an overall assessment, critical thinking and reasoning are necessary to draft the lines of future developments. This will respond to the need of understanding the place of algae and aquatic biomass in the present and future renewable energy sources portfolio in EU, with a careful eye to sustainability and social implications. Such action can be effective only involving major stakeholders, defining the present situation in a realistic perspective and this way providing a valuable contribution to shape future developments. AquaFUELS aims to draw the detailed, comprehensive and concrete picture of the actual status quo of EU and international initiatives on algae biofuels. Based on this work, AquaFUELS will successively elaborate an overall assessment on the technology, and identify major research and industrial needs. The surveys and assessments produced by AquaFUELS will address the full life cycle analysis - from collection to fuel use - in terms of environmental, economic and social sustainability. A major mean to reach project goals will be the coordination of a critical mass of ongoing research activities, that will be actively involved in the preparation of surveys as well as in the elaboration of the assessment studies and identification of future needs. Creating and maximizing synergies among these initiatives is one of major project results. Finally, the project will establish the first European Algae Association that will promote mutual interchange and cooperation in the field of algal biomass research, production and use

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/phycology
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials/biofuels

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

EUROPEAN BIODIESEL BOARD
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 34
1040 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 137 862
Administrative Contact
Raffaello Garofalo (Dr.)

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 73 625
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mario Tredici (Prof.)
DIESTER INDUSTRIE
France
EU contribution
€ 66 613
Address
Avenue George V 12
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Francois Rous (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 56 839
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rene Wijffels (Prof.)
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 57 822
Address
.
84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Schneider Dori (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 57 719
Address
Carretera Sacramento Canada
04120 Almeria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carlos Vargas Vassero (Dr.)
ROQUETTE FRERES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 36 542
Address
Rue De La Haute Loge
62136 Lestrem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frederic Bouvier (Dr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 57 720
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Kraan (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 56 827
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Sorgeloos (Prof.)
NECTON - COMPANHIA PORTUGUESA DE CULTURAS MARINHAS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 38 056
Address
Belamandil S/n
8700 Olhao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Verdelho Vieira Vítor (Mr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 49 562
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)
MIKROBIOLOGICKY USTAV AV CR V.V.I
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 24 909
Address
Videnska 1083
142 00 Praha 4
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ondrej Schroffel (Dr.)
MARTINELLI LAURA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 33 056
Address
Viale Duodo 58
33100 Udine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Martinelli (Dr.)