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

UPM participation in EUBCE 2021
By: UPM

UPM participation in EUBCE 2021

The Agro-Energy Group of the Technical University of Madrid (GA-UPM) presented a new contribution on Typha domingensis to the world’s largest biomass conference, the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition on 27 April 2021.

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Visit to the Athenian Brewery facilities in Thessaloniki, Greece
By: CERTH

Visit to the Athenian Brewery facilities in Thessaloniki, Greece

On April 20th, CERTH team visited the Athenian Brewery facilities in the industrial zone of Sindos, Thessaloniki. During the meeting, we were guided in the ponds that receive wastewater and sludge form the production line.

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Biomass C+ is featured in the Bioplat platform
By: CARTIF

Biomass C+ is featured in the Bioplat platform

The Biomass C + project has appeared in the April Bioplat newsletter. Bioplat is a national non-profit organization in which the sustainable development of biomass and the bioeconomy in Spain has been promoted since 2006.

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Achieved the target of biomass production
By: UPM

Achieved the target of biomass production

Good news for the progress of the Life Biomass C+ project. Nearly one ton of dry submerged biomass (rhizomes and roots) of Typha domingensis Pers. (cattail) was obtained from the 2020 harvest of Green Floating Filters (GFFs) in Madrid

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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