Funding entity Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
Participated by Ciemat, Abengoa, UPM, CSIC, otros
This project financed by the Spanish Administration, consists in two sub-projects.
A) Feasibility study of energy crop bioethanol production using new crops for utilization as transport fuel. Environmental and socioeconomic studies of the life cycle of all the biofuels
The main goal of the first subproject is to prove the feasibility of producing bioethanol from a new crop. New agroenergetical crops are going to be tested in order to reduce the cost of the ethanol production as well as the energy balance and environmental impact. The control of the fermentation process is going to be improved in order to increase the efficiency of the production. The bioethanol is going to be mixed with diesel oil in order to test to its combustion characteristics in a captive bus fleet. A new catalyst has been developed in order to use bioethanol as fuel in future fuel cells.
In the second project, the life cycle analysis of all the biofuels obtained in Spain will allow to compare their environmental and socioeconomics impacts as well as the energy balance and cost production.
B) Environmental and socioeconomical analysis of the biomass production and use in Spain, with two main parts:
- Analysis of Life Cycle of the production and use of different biomass crops for electrical production
- Analysis of the Life Cycle of the production and use of biomass crops for biofuels.