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Reference Number EP/P016650/1
Title Sustainable excretable biofuels process design and optimisation
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy, Production of transport biofuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Mr EA del Rio Chanona
No email address given
Chemical Engineering
University of Cambridge
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 22 May 2017
End Date 21 May 2020
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £304,000
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region East of England
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Mr EA del Rio Chanona , Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Chinese Academy of Sciences (0.000%)
Project Contact , East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Xiamen University, China (0.000%)
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Abstract Biofuels produced from algae constitute an outstanding alternative to replace conventional fossil fuels and diversify sustainable energy sources. Because solar energy and atmospheric carbon dioxide are the direct energy and carbon source for biofuel production, no additional carbon dioxide is released to the environment when burning these fuels. Therefore, algae based biofuel production processes are a match for circular economy and are characterised by industrial sustainability.In order to facilitate the commercialisation of environmentally friendly biofuels, this proposal aims to determine the sustainable excretable biofuels production process routes for transportation energy supply. In particular, three excretable biofuels, biohydrogen (clean transport fuel), biobutanol (replacement of gasoline) and biohydrocarbon (alternative of diesel), will be selected due to their estimated huge global demand in near future. Throughout this project, advanced bioprocess simulation and optimisation methodologies for the economic and environmental assessment of excretable biofuels will be constructed to resolve this challenge. Moreover, the strategies developed in my proposed research can be applied not only to biofuel production, but also to other future bioprocesses.
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