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.
November 23th 2017
Presentation of the prototype plat of biodiesel production from fried oil waste
The consortium of the Life Bioseville Project presented the prototype for the production of biodiesel from waste oils to the representatives of the European Commission. This prototype, which operates with an oscillating flow reactor system, allows the production of biodiesel continuously, unlike other systems whose production is carried out by "pack", which makes this biodiesel production system faster and more efficient, saving on production costs.
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).
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.