Deliverable D2.2 “Report on selected evaluation indicators

Deliverable 2.2 “Report on selected evaluation indicators” is a public document of the BioSFerA project, delivered in the context of WP2 “Definition of full value chain” and it is an output of the Task 2.2 “KPIs definition”.

Deliverable D2.1 Stakeholders requirements and market needs

Within this document, the identification of the stakeholders has been performed and a series of questionnaires has been developed in order to define their requirements and specifications, emphasizing on the potential benefits that BioSFerA project should bring to the fore.

Deliverable D1.2 Data Management Plan (first version)

This deliverable is the first version of the BioSFerA Data Management Plan and comprises the way that research data is handled during and after the project, what data will be collected, processed or generated, the methodology & standards to be applied and the kind of data sharing. Moreover, the methodology of how data will be shared and/or how to make them available to users is also presented.

Deliverable D2.3 Analysis of selected feedstock

Within this document, the feedstock selection and characterization of the BioSFerA project takes place. The feedstock selection was based on the fulfilment of three main prerequisites: availability/sustainability i.e. capacities for large scale applications, favourable technical characteristics for good performance at the integrated BioSFerA system and market competitiveness.

CERTH at ECOS Conference 2021

CERTH presented its research work on “Aviation & maritime biofuels production via a combined thermochemical/biochemical
pathway: A conceptual design and process simulation study
” at the 34th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization,
Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS),
Giardini Naxos (Taormina), 28th June 28 – 2nd July, 2021.

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CERTH at GCGW Conference 2021

CERTH presented its research work on “Screening of biogenic residues and setting up sustainable scenarios for commercial biorefineries around Europe” at the 9th Global Conference on Global Warming Virtual conference (GCGW), Croatia, 1st-4th August 2021.

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Activated Carbons for Syngas Desulfurization: Evaluating Approaches for Enhancing Low-Temperature H2S Oxidation Rate

Paper by VTT – Technical Research Centre of Finland on ChemEngineering journal, MDPI (authors: Christian Frilund, Ilkka Hiltunen and Pekka Simell).

Integrating greenhouse gas capture and C1 biotechnology: a key challenge for circular economy.

Opinion-editorial letter by José L. García,Beatriz Galán from CSIC to the Microbial Biotechnology Journal.

Highlighting biofuels production from syngas fermentation – Setting the course for sustainable aviation and marine fuels

Publication on the specialised magazine Biofuel International regarding BioSFerA first year results. Authors: Maarten Van Haute (Q8 Research), Konstantinos Atsonios (CERTH).

Deliverable 2.4 Determination of the main input parameters for the case studies

Scenarios for commercial application of BioSFerA concept are set, considering its replicability at industrial level and techno-economic data to evaluate a potential BioSFerA-based biorefinery operation that will be used in the scale-up and impact evaluation activities. Scenarios are developed considering 4 case studies relied on the BioSFerA feedstock selection (Deliverable D2.3).

Deliverable 2.5 Full BioSFerA process basic definition

Within this document, the overall process of the BioSFerA concept is defined and an initial design and operational framework for each component of the proposed value chain is set. The full process definition was carried out targeting to large-scale applications of the concept.

Deliverable 3.1 – Bench-scale gasification tests at TRL4

This document refers to VTT activities on Task 3.1 in the context of WP3 “Biological production of lipids from syngas at lab scale”. It is focused on syngas production with the evaluation and validation of gasification process on the different feedstocks selected.

Deliverable 3.2 Metabolic engineering of acetogenic bacteria for efficient syngas fermentation & acetate production

Report on the research activity at biological level led by CSIC with the main goal to identify the best acetogenic bacterial strain able to produce acetate based on the produced syngas composition and the presence of possible inhibitors; to genetically modify the selected acetogenic bacterial strains in order to increase its acetate production.

Deliverable 3.3 Metabolic engineering of oleaginous yeasts for efficient acetate fermentation and medium & long chain TAGs production

Report on the second stage of the biological process dedicated to the production of TAGs from acetate fermentation using oleaginous yeasts, with two major goals: to identify the main genes and metabolic routes of oleaginous yeasts involved in acetate tolerance/high TAGs production, to genetically modify oleaginous yeasts in order to use the acetate and convert it into C14 and C16-18 TAGs.

Fluidized bed gasification of wastes and syngas processing

Poster by VTT – Ville Nikkanen presents its research work on syngas processing at the 2022 International Freiberg Conference on Waste Gasification.

Lipase overexpression in Yarrowia lipolytica for direct biofuel production

Poster by CSIC – the research team presented its work on oleaginous yeasts metabolic engineering at the 6th Congress of Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe

Waste as Resources: Innovative technologies for recycling and recovery.

Environment Park at the ECOMONDO Fair 2022 (Bologna, Italy) – slideshow.

BioSFerA project on Innovazione Ecologica

General article – BioSFerA Project with a dedicated article in the Italian specialised magazine Innovazione Tecnologica (p. 70) (Author: Environment Park).

Influence  of acetate as main carbon source for lipid production via oleaginous yeast fermentation

Poster by CARTIF – work presented during the 2nd GREENERING International Conference in Valladolid (Spain), 21st-23rd March 2023.

A comparative analysis and assessment of Dual Fluidized Bed and Chemical Looping Gasification: Design considerations for commercial use and applicability in BtL schemes 

Joint conference paper by CERTH with CLARA EU H2020 project, presented at the 31st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, June 2023.

Marine and jet biofuel production via hydrotreating of Triacylglycerides

10th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, 21-24 June 2023 Chania Greece. Poster presented by CERTH. Authors: A. Dimitriadis, V. Vasdekis, C. Kekes, S. Bezergianni


“Piloting of gasification and gas fermentation plants: BioSFerA Project” is the title of the article dedicated to BioSFerA where Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and VTT explain the pilot plant activity to the newsletter’s community of EERA, the European Alliance for excellent research in sustainable bioenergy.