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).

This project is carried out with the contribution of the European Union’s LIFE financial instrument

News

New visit to replication site Tielmes
By: Volterra

New visit to replication site Tielmes

Today the Volterra team was in Tielmes to discuss again with the owner details of the green floating filter test to clean pig manure. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we face severe delays in the execution.

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New SCM and monitoring visit LIFE Biomass C+ consortium
By: Volterra

New SCM and monitoring visit LIFE Biomass C+ consortium

Today we started our 7th SCM and 3rd monitoring visit for the LIFE Biomass C+ project. We were supposed to be in beautiful Athens, but unfortunately due to the circumstances we have to do it online.

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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