Sustainable production of next generation biofuels from waste streams (Waste2fuels)

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Start date

01/01/2016

End date

31/12/2018

Coordinator

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. María U. Alzueta (Zaragoza team)

155016,25 €

European Union (H2020-LCE-2015)

WASTE2FUELS aims to develop next-generation biofuel technologies capable of converting agro-food waste (AFW) streams into high-quality biobutanol. Butanol is one of the most promising biofuels due to its superior fuel properties compared to current main biofuels, bioethanol and biodiesel. In addition to its ability to reduce carbon emissions, its higher energy content (almost 30% more than ethanol), its ability to blend with both gasoline and diesel, its lower risk of separation and corrosion, its resistance to water absorption, allowing it to be transported in pipes and carriers used by gasoline, it offers a very exciting advantage for adoption as engines require almost no modifications to use it.