04 May Increase
Integrated systems for CO2 sequestration combining agroindustrial wastewater tREatment, energy and vAluable compoundS rEcovery
INCREASE targets the set-up of two complete microbial biorefinery platform that will (a) use Carbonic Anhydrases (CAs) and Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) to capture CO2 emissions from cement production, (b) use that CO2 byproduct (bicarbonate) to fuel the growth of cyanobacteria and (c) integrate Biochemical Electrochemical System (BES) to photo-bioreactors to treat agroindustry wastewater from the olive and dairy processing sectors. The energy generated will contribute to sustain the energetic need of the microbial biorefinery.
The set-up and validation, within 42 months, of two Microbial Factories (MFs), able to combine biologically-based CO2 capture and conversion into organic molecules, with agro-industry effluents treatment represent the main objective of the present proposal, according to the general scheme in Fig.1.
More specifically, we will set-up two systems able to capture the CO2 present in fumes (approx. 79 to 85%) produced by the cement production industry, with NaHCO3 synthesis.
- Atena scarl
- University of Naples Parthenope
- University of Naples Federico II
- Mecoser Sistemi spa
Atena Research Center