PROJECT OVERVIEW

WASTE2FUELS aims to develop next-generation biofuel technologies capable of converting agro-food waste (AFW) streams into high-quality biobutanol. Butanol is one of the most promising biofuels due to its superior fuel properties compared to current main biofuels, bioethanol and biodiesel. In addition to its ability to reduce carbon emissions, its higher energy content (almost 30% more than ethanol), its ability to blend with both gasoline and diesel, its lower risk of separation and corrosion, its resistance to water absorption, allowing it to be transported in pipes and carriers used by gasoline, it offers a very exciting advantage for adoption as engines require almost no modifications to use it.

PROJECT

Objectives

WASTE2FUELS aims to produce biobutanol as a sustainable alternative fuel contributing to decentralised energy production towards EU energy security. The project will enlarge the current biomass feedstock basis by the development of next generation biofuel technologies capable of converting unavoidable agrofood waste streams into high quality biobutanol.

Innovation

This project aims to develop novel and optimise existing technologies in order to convert unavoidable AFW (food waste and agricultural residues) streams into high quality biofuel for use as a direct substitution for virgin fossil fuels. It has the potential to significantly reduce the burden on land use for biofuels not only in Europe but worldwide, along with dramatically improving conversion efficiencies of current biofuel production technologies.
WASTE2FUELS processes will continue to drive cost reductions and efficiencies in the biobutanol produced
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WASTE2FUELS does not compete directly or indirectly with food or feed production and creates no burden on water resources.
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EVENTS

Waste2Fuels Roadshow

Napoli Workshop

PHASES

Phase 1

Selection of renewable feedstocks for fermentation

Phase 5

Valorisation of by-products

Phase 2

Metabolic Engineering

Phase 6

Industrial Scale-up

Phase 3

Reactor development and fermentation

Phase 7

Process Fingerprint

Phase 4

Catalytic conversion of ethanol

Phase 8

Risk Assessment

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654623.

Project Coordinator

Mr. Ignacio Montero Castro
+34 93 554 25 00

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Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia
Avda. Carl Friedrich Gauss nº 11
08860 Castelldefels

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