This research looks at the area of bioenergy and the production of a range of biofuels from novel bioreactor systems
€6,351,495Total Project Costs
5 yrProject Duration
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.
Total Project Cost: €6,351,495
Funding Agency: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Year Funded: 2016
Lead Organisation: National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)