This research looks at the area of bioenergy and the production of a range of biofuels from novel bioreactor systems

Project Insights

  • €6,351,495

    Total Project Costs
  • 5 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2016

    Year Funded

Project Description

This research targets new technologies to convert solid waste (food waste, dairy fats) and industrial (food and dairy) wastewaters to energy and a variety of products of high industrial value. The output will be a variety of novel bioreactor systems used for the production of a range of renewable biofuels i.e. methane/natural gas, hydrogen, propanol/butanol and bioelectricity. The proposed systems rely on anaerobic microorganisms, which transform the wastes into the readily usable fuels by digestion of organic matter. This research will have positive impacts towards more sustainable food production, economic competitiveness and innovation, environmental protection and climate change.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €6,351,495

Funding Agency: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

Year Funded: 2016

Lead Organisation: National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)

Piet Lens

Lead Researcher