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Presenting BioSFerA at the Biomass Day 2023

Today, the Biomass Day 2023 event is taking place in Athens. The Greek conference is dedicated to the bioenergy role in the energy crisis and gathers public authorities and main scientific community representatives to deal with this topic. Considering the Russia-Ukraine war and global geopolitical conflicts, it is always increasingly difficult to operate bearing in […]

Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery Journal: a new paper on BioSFerA

The CERTH team published a new scientific paper resulting from the development of the BioSFerA’s concept. The publication, entitled “Design considerations of an integrated thermochemical/biochemical route for aviation and maritime biofuel production“, describes the conceptual design of the novel integrated thermochemical-biochemical BtL process performed in our project. The process design has been analysed considering three […]

The biological pathway for the fuels of the future

Interview with Jose M Sanz Martin, CARTIF A central step to fully comply with the successful operation of the BioSFerA model is to ensure the highest yield of the fermentation steps by optimizing the different parameters that influence the biomass growth and its productivity. In the project, CARTIF is one of the partners with an […]

CSIC poster on the microbial lipids research in BioSFerA

Last 2-4 November, CSIC participated at the 6th Congress of Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe. An important opportunity to show the last results about BioSFerA through the presentation of a poster entitled “Lipase overexpression in Yarrowia lipolytica for direct biofuel production“. It describes the research work led by our partner CSIC in the framework of […]

BioSFerA at the ECOMONDO Exhibition

From 8th to 11th November, BioSFerA will take part at the ECOMONDO Exhibition, International fair dedicated to the circular economy and the ecological transition with base in Rimini (Italy). An important annual event for circular economy experts from several sectors to meet each other and receive updates about the last technological innovations. BioSFerA will be […]

BioSFerA at the 2022 International Freiberg Conference on Waste Gasification

Our partner VTT participated at the 2022 International Freiberg Conference on Waste Gasification, held in Germany last 19-21 September. Ville Nikkanen presented its research on syngas processing in a poster titled “Fluidized bed gasification of wastes and syngas processing”.  The work shows the technical results of the gasification process exploration from different types of feedstock, […]

BioSFerA H2020, project’s update and meeting in Madrid

For the first time, after two years of project, the BioSFerA Consortium meets in person in Madrid. The first physical meeting took place last 3rd – 4th May at the Center for Biological Research Margarita Salas (CIB) of our partner CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council. The two-days meeting was also the opportunity to visit […]


Interview with Ville Nikkanen The syngas production from different biomass feedstocks is the first process step characterising the concept proposed by BioSFerA. Thanks to the exploration of these biofeedstocks from all over Europe, the improvement of the gasification process allows to increase the value of the BioSFerA’s technology according to sustainability and circularity principles. As […]

The importance of the microorganisms’ study in the BioSFerA concept

Interview with José Luis García Spanish Nation Research Council (CSIC), as one of the largest European public research institution with high expertise in the biotechnology field, gives its contribution to BioSFerA on biological processes at laboratory scale thorough its institute, the Center for Biological Research Margarita Salas (CIB) (Madrid). Its main activity is the research […]