LIFE Climate Change Mitigation (LIFE16 CCM/GR/000044)

Low-cost, carbon positive bioethanol production with innovative Green Floating Filters in multiple water bodies

LIFE Biomass C+ aims to demonstrate improvements in climate mitigation strategies through the production of sustainable biofuel. It will utilise existing and underused infrastructure and water resources (i.e. irrigation channels, ponds, lakes, river arms) to produce zero-input biomass, with high starch content that will then be converted into bioethanol and eventually biofuel.

 
To do this, the project proposes an innovative green technology of Green Floating Filters (GFF), where aquatic macrophyte plants (Typha domingensis) will be grown in multiple water bodies.

Here you can read the official summary of the project "BIOMASS C+" (LIFE16 CCM/GR/000044).

News

Successful participation in EUBCE conference
By: CERTH

Successful participation in EUBCE conference

Last week, CERTH’s Dimitrios Kourkompas presented a poster and paper of our project at the EUBCE International Conference (26th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition) in Copenhagen.

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El Arenal plantings finished
By: Volterra Palencia

El Arenal plantings finished

Today at El Arenal at the premises of COMRA the last EPS panels were placed in basins and water bodies to grow the cattail plants

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Project Goals

Substitution of non-renewable energy resources

"Biomass C+ will demonstrate the applicability of its concept on an industrial scale and a business plan will be developed"

CLOSE TO MARKET

"The root system of the macrophyte plants absorbs heavy metals and other pollutants in water. It has whown to be an effective green filters"

IMPROVING WATER QUALITY

"The Green Floating Filters are grown in multiple water bodies that are not competitive with food crops or agricultural land"

REDUCING INDIRECT LAND USE CHANGE