The University of Girona develops innovative technologies to improve biogas

29 Sep, 2015
The University of Girona develops innovative technologies to improve biogas Image: Energías Renovables

The University of Girona (UdG) has unveiled the BiogasApp project, an initiative approved as part of the Research Challenges State Programme, under the aegis of the Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness, and financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project has two objectives:to eliminate the siloxanes and convert the CO2 of the biogas into methane to obtain a higher quality bio-fuel.

The BiogasApp project seeks to eliminate the siloxanes, chemical components to be found in a long list of everyday products, such as cosmetics, insulators or food additives, which end up in the biogas generation process from different organic waste.Two entities of the UdG, the Environmental and Chemical Engineering Laboratory of the Environmental Instrument (Lequia) and the Molecular Microbial Ecology Group (gEMM), are taking part in the project, which in turn seeks to convert the CO2 biogas into methane to obtain a higher quality biofuel.    

The UdG stressed that “BiogasApp will face a significant challenge associated to bio-methane production:comparing and selecting technologies”.It pointed out that a decision support system (DSS) will be developed “that takes environmental, social, economic and technical aspects into account and is capable of recommending a technology for a certain scenario”.

Further information:Energías Renovables

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