EnerBioAlgae: Energy use of Biomass in degraded water resources rich in microalgae.

Project information

Index: 1095R4
Acronym:SUM PROJECT
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location ESPAÑA NOROESTE Galicia Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2010
End: 2012

Topic of the practice

Encouraging Low Emission Transports

Good Practice Information

EnerBioAlgae, or in other words energy use of biomass in degraded water resources rich in microalgae, is a good practice of sustainable mobility related to bio-fuels. The main goal of this initiative is to boost energy efficiency across the territory to solve environmental issues linked to degraded water resources. Working in this direction will stimulate and reinforce growth of the renewable energy sector, contributing to energy diversification, reduction dependence on fossil fuels and ensuring a quality power supply.

Particularly, the joint efforts of the I+D+I partnership will lead to increase economic competitiveness of biofuels, therefore fostering its use and as a consequence reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. EnerBioAlgae project seeks to ensure that sustainable bioenergy develops its full technological, energetic and environmental protection potential.

Evidence of success

As a result of the implementation of the project which is the production of microalgae biomass using only industrial effluents such as waste water and combustion gases.
It was also proved that the production of microalgae in this type of water, allows in addition to producing microalgae at minor cost, remove these contaminants totally, so the water can be poured without risk of contamination. Relevant cost savings, environmental saving, due to the CO2 emissions associated to the production of freshwater, to obtained agricultural fertilizers.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

JESÚS TORRES PALENZUELA

Department of Applied Physics of the University of Vigo

jesu@uvigo.es

www.enerbioalgae.com

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