The LIFE BIOSEVILLE project aims to develop an integrated and sustainable system for the recovery and processing of used cooking oils generated in the city of Seville to produce a new, more competitive and efficient biofuel made with methyl esters and glycerine esters.
- Development of an evaluation system and feasibility analysis of used cooking oils to produce a new fuel, which can be implemented in other areas of Spain and other countries.
- Demonstration of the feasibility of the new fuel through the development of a pilot processing plant to produce methyl esters and a module to produce glycerine esters.
- Evaluation of used cooking oils as a fuel.
- Production of methyl esters through an innovative transesterification technology.
- Production of technical grade glycerine of at least 95% purity using membrane technology
- Production of glycerine esters from technical grade glycerine and acetic acid through acid catalysis
- Production of a new biofuel based on mixtures of glycerine esters and methyl esters
- Demonstration of the improvements in the combustion process of the new biofuel through a test in an engine bench and under real operating conditions using a bus from Seville’s city bus fleet (TUSSAM)
- Establishing a programme aimed to encourage the collection of used cooking oils by local citizens and to compensate their efforts. It is also aimed to disseminate the project’s results.