CARBIOW project helps Europe take lead in energy and transport sector decarbonisation
The research group is funded by the European Union under the Horizon Europe Programme that addresses green transition and circular economy by proposing.
The 42-month project held its kick-off meeting on 3 November.
The goal of CARBIOW is to establish an efficient and scalable process to convert the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) and other hard-to-utilise solid organic wastes to biofuels with the following key targets:
i) Establishing a new pre-treatment process of OFMSW where a cleaner, denser, carbon-rich, dry, and homogenous solid biofuel is produced.
ii) Utilisation of pure oxygen (nitrogen-free gas) in combustion and gasification to produce clean syngas.
iii) Carbonisation of gasification ashes with CO2 through innovative carbonation techniques to decarbonise the cement industry and address carbon negativity.
iv) Production of Fischer-Tropsch fuels for the maritime and aviation industry. The latter target will focus on the production of alcohols for maritime, and kerosene for the aviation sector.
The consortium is composed of 12 partners spread around Europe - FeyeCon, Universiteit Maastricht and VERTORO from the Netherlands, IVL Svenska Miljoeinstitutet from Sweden, NIC from Slovenia, Svaheia Eiendom AS from Norway, Sumitomo SHI FW from Finland, Technische Universitat Darmstadt from Germany, VITO from Belgium, and BIOPLAT, Cementos La Cruz, and the leader, Fundación Tecnalia Research and Innovation, from Spain.
The diversity, excellence and strength of the experts within the consortium of CARBIOW guarantee the technological, technical, and societal advancement of the project.