New biofuel production technology to recover used cooking oil
The main objective of the LIFE BIOSEVILLE Project is the development of an integrated and sustainable system for the valorisation of frying oils generated in the city of Seville through the production of a new biofuel composed of methyl esters and glycerin esters that is more competitive and efficient. It is a demonstration project of the feasibility of the new biofuel, through the construction of a prototype plant, which serves as a successful experience and extends to other locations both nationally and internationally.
The consortium - which carries out the project - is made up of four entities: the University of Seville, as the beneficiary coordinator, the CIEMAT (Center for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research), the CARTIF Technology Center and the company Campo Sur Investiga, SL.
The project, which has a budget of € 1,543,600, has the financial contribution of the LIFE tool of the European Union and runs from last October 2014 to March 2019.
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May 11, 2018
Technical Conference Life Bioseville 2018
On May 23 at 9:30 in the hall of CIEMAT will take place the Technical Conference of the Life Bioseville project. The technical conference of the Life Bioseville Project aims to publicize the main activities and the progress of the project. Experts and main stakeholders in the area have been summoned to give a more global vision of the use of Biodiesel with an economic, technical and environmental perspective.
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The biodiesel that is currently produced does not just impose itself, since in some cases its quality is not enough and it does not conquer the market of large fleets. For this reason, this project aims to establish industrial processes for the treatment of used oils to achieve a high-quality biodiesel that breaks the misconception of biodiesel = low quality fuel.
The novelty is not the use of the raw material itself, but the prototype designed, in particular, the type of reactor (in the patent phase), which guarantees greater performance in less volume and less time. Through the new process, not only biodiesel is obtained, but also new bioadditives, while avoiding waste discharges to the environment and emission of polluting gases into the atmosphere. In short, the novelty is the technology used and the pilot demonstration of a comprehensive management system. Read more (pdf document).
October, 18th 2018
Life Networking -
Today the representatives of the BIOHEC and BioSeville projects met to share experiences and results of their respective projects. The BIOHEC project - Advanced Biodiesel in circular economy for low carbon public transport - shares thematic with the LIFE BioSeville project, so the visit has also served to do networking and exchange synergies strengthening links and knowledge. Read more...
July, 19th 2018
TUSSAM collaborates with the new European LIFE BioSeville project
TUSSAM has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Seville, to be an active part of the LIFE BIOSEVILLE project, so that in the first half of July, a bus of the TUSSAM fleet has carried a striking comprehensive publicity having made tours in three lines of the network with researchers on board who have measured the polluting emissions emitted by the bus, both with conventional gasoil and with the new Biodiesel B30 obtained from the frying oils of the Sevillian hospitality industry. Read more...
November, 23th 2017
The Life Bioseville Consortium has been restructured. Due to the economic problems suffered by our CTAER Coordinating Partner, the cessation of his duties as project coordinator has been inevitable.
Currently the project continues with the four remaining partners: the University of Seville as a coordinating partner, CIEMAT, the Cartif Foundation and the CampoSur Investiga Company.
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Interviw with Paloma Álvarez, Life Bioseville project coordinator
Professor Paloma Álvarez Mateos, current coordinator of the Life Bioseville Project, talks about the current and future challenges that are presented to the project next year. Read more...