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


Virus doesn't slow us down
By: Volterra

Virus doesn't slow us down

The Volterra team continues working remotely to discuss with landowners ploject implementation

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 Promoting scientific vocations
By: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM)

Promoting scientific vocations

Secondary-level students of the Educational Centre ‘Padre Piquer’ of Madrid (Spain) visited the Agro-Energy Group (GA-UPM) for the Centre activity ‘Researchers in Nature’, and had the opportunity to know the project LIFE Biomass C+.

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Visit at Lake Chimatitida

Visit at Lake Chimatitida

CERTH team visited Lake Chimatitida and Lake Zazari, in order to find the best locations for next year’s plantation.

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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"


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


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