|Projects with Jordanian partners that finished between 31/12/2011 and 31/05/2015|
JEWEL - Jordan Europe Wide Enhanced research Links in ICT
JoRiew - Improving Capacity of Jordanian Research in Integrated Renewable Energy and Water Supply
WASSERMed - Water Availability and Security in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean
KHCBIO - Supporting the Establishment of a Cancer Biobank for Jordan and its Neighbouring Countries Through Knowledge Transfer & Training
RESSOL-MEDBUILD - RESearch Elevation on Integration of SOLar Technologies into MEDiterranean BUILDings
MIRA - Mediterranean Innovation and Research Cooperation Action
IJERA - Integrating Jordan into the European Research Area
JOCHERA - Jordan Conservation of Cultural Heritage in ERA
BioWALK 4 Biofuels
BOT-ERA Reinforcing cooperation between the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and ERA (BOT-ERA)
LINKSCEEM-2: Linking Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean Phase 2
"Euro-Mediterranean research cooperation on gender and science: SHE Euro-Mediterranean Research Area (SHEMERA)
Project name: BioWALK 4 Biofuels
BRIEF SUMMARY OF OVERALL PROJECT WITH THE MAIN OBJECTIVES
The European Council after the United Nation Climate Change Conference in Bali December 2007, set two ambitious key targets: a reduction of 20% of greenhouse gases(GHG) by 2020; and a 20% share of renewable energies in EU energy consumption by 2020. In order to face this new chal-lenge, this project, will showcase a multidisplinary approach for biowaste to be used as a feedstock and algae as a catalyst for producing biofuels.
The use of macroalgae as an interface between biowaste and energy production to allow a direct utilization of biowaste.
Macroalgae can be directly used in biodigestors to produce energy without the need of mix-ing with other cereal crops.
Pre-cultivation of protoplasts in an incubator permit the acceleration of cell regeneration, diminishing the life-cycle of macroalgae.
Optimization of the two phase anaerobic digestion processes.
Biogas upgrade to high quality vehicle fuel.
THE PROBLEM AREA ADDRESSED
Reduction of greenhouse gases and share of renewable energies in EU consumption
Using algae as substrate for producing biofuels and biowaste to be used as feedstock in EU.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS
Isolation of macroalgae strains
Protoplast isolation techniques
Acquiring and assembling of floating docks in Augusta, Italy
Acquiring and assembling of open ponds for algae cultivation
Realizing of gases recollection and biomass harvesting system
Building of biomass pre-treatment plant in Augusta