This project aims to assess the biogas potential of waste seaweed residues
€80,965Total Project Costs
2 yrProject Duration
Biorefineries with integrated biomass conversion processes produce fuels, power, heat, and valuable chemicals. The proposed work aims to assess the biogas potential of waste seaweed residues downstream of existing industrial extraction processes of high-value products (e.g., food supplements, cosmetics, etc.). This project's primary focus is on the commercialisation of the developed research, therefore a crucial component will involve a commercial feasibility study of implementing the biogas production step into existing Irish seaweed biorefineries. The commercial feasibility of this innovation will focus on scenarios such as the production of biomethane and combined heat and power (CHP).
Total Project Cost: €80,965
Funding Agency: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Year Funded: 2015
Lead Organisation: Dublin City University (DCU)