FUEL4ME

FUture European League 4 Microalgal Energy

 Coordinatore STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK 

 Organization address address: Costerweg 50
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6701BH

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Annemieke
Cognome: Koedoot
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 317 487309

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Netherlands [NL]
 Totale costo 5˙426˙960 €
 EC contributo 4˙014˙981 €
 Programma FP7-ENERGY
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Energy
 Code Call FP7-ENERGY-2012-1-2STAGE
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2013
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2013-01-01   -   2016-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

 Organization address address: Costerweg 50
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6701BH

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Annemieke
Cognome: Koedoot
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 317 487309

NL (WAGENINGEN) coordinator 1˙062˙841.00
2    WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: DROEVENDAALSESTEEG 4
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6708 PB

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Tom
Cognome: Bessems
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 317 484478

NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 406˙971.00
3    EVODOS B.V.

 Organization address address: WEEGBREE 21
city: RAAMSDONDSVEER
postcode: 4941 VT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Herre
Cognome: Hoekstra
Email: send email
Telefono: 31615068819

NL (RAAMSDONDSVEER) participant 386˙602.00
4    Fotosintetica & Microbiologica S.r.l.

 Organization address address: Via dei Della Robbia 54
city: Firenze
postcode: 50132

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Liliana
Cognome: Rodolfi
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 3395784069

IT (Firenze) participant 353˙920.00
5    BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

 Organization address address: Office of the President - Main Campus
city: BEER SHEVA
postcode: 84105

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Daphan
Cognome: Tripto
Email: send email
Telefono: +972 8 6472435
Fax: +972 8 6472930

IL (BEER SHEVA) participant 320˙164.00
6    CELLULAC LIMITED

 Organization address address: "Second Floor, Unit 14, Galway Technology Park, Parkmore"
city: Galway
postcode: -

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Camillus
Cognome: Glover
Email: send email
Telefono: 353868000000
Fax: 35391766657

IE (Galway) participant 317˙470.00
7    FEYECON DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION BV

 Organization address address: RIJNKADE 17A
city: WEESP
postcode: 1382 GS

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Raquel
Cognome: Ernemann
Email: send email
Telefono: 31294457733

NL (WEESP) participant 306˙920.00
8    JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

 Organization address address: LEONHARDSTRASSE 59
city: GRAZ
postcode: 8010

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Maria
Cognome: Hingsamer
Email: send email
Telefono: 433169000000

AT (GRAZ) participant 295˙013.00
9    NIELS-HENRIK NORSKER

 Organization address address: KILDEGARDSVEJ 75
city: HELLERUP
postcode: 2900

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Niels-Henrik
Cognome: Norsker
Email: send email
Telefono: 31651337317

DK (HELLERUP) participant 281˙062.50
10    IDCONSORTIUM SL

 Organization address address: CALLE ANTONIA DIAZ 2 ESC 1 PLANTA 1
city: SEVILLA
postcode: 41001

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Macarena
Cognome: Sanz
Email: send email
Telefono: 34619856468

ES (SEVILLA) participant 150˙976.00
11    Neste Oil Corporation

 Organization address address: Keilaranta 21
city: Espoo
postcode: 2150

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Pauliina
Cognome: Uronen
Email: send email
Telefono: 358505000000

FI (Espoo) participant 133˙042.00
12    PURSUIT DYNAMICS PLC

 Organization address address: KINGFISHER WAY SHACKLETON HOUSE
city: HUNTINGTON
postcode: PE29 6HB

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Marcus
Cognome: Fenton
Email: send email
Telefono: 447795000000

UK (HUNTINGTON) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Microalgae are very attractive for the purpose of producing energy-rich molecules as they are photosynthetic organisms that can live in various aqueous environments, such as saline water. This gives them a low water footprint and moreover they do not have to compete with cultivated farmland. Although they are not superior to higher plants concerning photosynthetic efficiency, microalgae do have high growth rates and they provide much higher oil yields than higher plants such as palm, soybean or rapeseed, and do not produce lignocelluloses. Microalgae do not only use sunlight as energy source, but they are also very efficient in using fertilizers and waste streams as nutrient source. They could be used to clean these streams by removal of nitrogen and phosphate and use flue gas as source for carbon dioxide. The potential of microalgae is clear but the technology for producing biofuels from microalgae is still immature. In order to make microalgae as a source for biofuels competitive with fossil fuels, it is important to reduce operational costs and to achieve a positive energy balance (fossil energy input is higher than energy output). The overall aim of FUEL4ME is to establish a sustainable chain for continuous biofuel production using microalgae as a production platform, thereby making 2nd generation biofuels competitive alternatives to fossil fuels. This will be achieved by: 1) Transforming the current 2-step process for algal biomass production into a continuous 1-step process with high lipid content (production process); 2) Development of a continuous downstream process using all components of the algal biomass (conversion process); 3) Integration of production and conversion process. After setting up and proof of concept within controlled indoor conditions, the continuous process will be tested outdoors under real production conditions in four different regions (NL, IL, IT ES). Simultaneous with research on biomass production, a continuous downstream process will be developed. Finally the whole process (both biomass production and conversion into biofuel) will be integrated and subjected to an economic analysis and life cycle analysis. Partners in this project are: DLO-Food&Biobased Research, DLO-Plant Research International, Wageningen University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Fotosintetica & Microbiologica S.r.l., Biotopic, Evodos B.V., Pursuit Dynamics, FeyeCon Carbon Dioxide Technologies BV, Neste Oil, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, IDConsortium S.L.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Microalgae are photosynthetic organisms that produce a variety of energy-rich molecules. A determined consortium is improving the technology to convert their products to biofuels in a process chain competitive with that for fossil fuels.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

One of the most promising sources of biodiesel, microalgae can use fertiliser and waste streams as nutrients while harvesting necessary carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas. Further, they have higher oil yields than plants and can grow in salt water, meaning they eliminate competition for land for both food crops and fresh water.

However, the technology to exploit them is immature. The EU is funding the project 'Future European league 4 microalgal energy' (http://www.fuel4me.eu/ (FUEL4ME)) to establish a sustainable production chain that makes second-generation biofuels competitive with fossil fuels.

Scientists are replacing the current two-step batch production process with a continuous one-step process that optimises lipid production under different growth conditions. In order to accomplish this, the team is studying the cellular processes of lipid formation in microalgae. A one-step process has been designed and the detailed engineering design of the pilot plant for outdoor production has been completed.

An integrated continuous downstream conversion process will convert all biomass primarily to biofuels with a small portion of omega-3 fatty acids for food and feed. The first biomass has been produced and the team is evaluating the use of supercritical CO2 for extraction and fractionation of high- and low-value lipids.

Determination of the process chain's sustainability is critical as it is one of the pillars of the project itself. The team has laid out methodologies for the sustainability assessment, including environmental, economic and social perspectives of the whole value chain. The life-cycle analysis has been adapted to reflect the specific considerations of the microalgae process chain.

Dissemination is an important component of the project and will play a significant role in garnering both public and private support. The team has already published four e-bulletins on the project website, and an industrial board and online advisory service have been established.

FUEL4ME plans to establish sustainable processes that will make biofuel from microalgae competitive with fossil fuels and simultaneously valorise fertilisers, waste streams and even CO2 from flue gases. Its success could have major impact on emissions and global climate change.

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