Proiect 44 from 2012

Integrated system for obtaining synthetic aviation fuel from algal biomass

ALGALSAF

Concluded under: Partnerships, Collaborative Applied Research Projects Subprogram

Direction of Research: Energy

Project length: 36 months  (2.07.2012-30.06.2015)

Project Summary

Microalgae are photosynthetic microorganisms capable of converting sunlight, water and CO2 in biomass and chemical compounds and offers advantages in manufacturing value added chemical compounds, compared to other raw materials. First, microalgae requires no agricultural land for cultivation. Second, they have a high growth rate and many species are rich in oilsi. Some microalgae ca use CO2 along with other sources of organic carbon in certain conditions and can lead to higher yields than photoautotrophic conditions.
Biochemical composition of microalgae is often affected by changes in culture conditions.


Coordinating institution

The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry ICECHIM

Buceresti, Spaliul Independentei , nr. 202, sector 6, email office@icechim.ro


Consortium:

The National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – CO

The Institute for research of organic auxiliary products SA – P1

University of Bucharesti – P2

S.c. CHIMGAZ. SRL – P3


Contracting authority

Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding(UEFISCDI),

Bucureşti, Str. D. I. Mendeleev nr. 21-25, sector 1, tel 021 3023850, fax. 021 3115992, cod fiscal 12354176, cont IBAN RO83 TREZ 7015 003X XX01 1609, Trez. Sect.1, e-mail office@uefiscsdi.ro, reprezentată prin Ordonator de credite Director General Adrian CURAJ şi Contabil Şef Elena TIŢA


Implementation Plan

Stage I. Design of experimental models for technological steps of producing synthetic aviation fuel (ASF) from microalgae

Activity I.1. Making experimental models of mixotrophyc microalgae cultivation on nutrient media supplemented with protein hydrolysates (by-products from processing delipidate algal biomass for obtaining derivatives of furan), as a source of nitrogen, algal biomass harvesting and obtaining algal oil as alternative renewable natural resource, manufacturing synthetic aviation fuel. ICECHIM

Activity I.2. Preparation and characterization of experimental models of delipidate algal biomass processing to obtain furan derivatives as precursors for synthetic aviation fuel ICOPAO

Activity I.3. Preparation and characterization of experimental models of catalysts for hydro-deoxygenation of algal oil mixture and furan derivatives, in alkanes, followed by isomerization to obtain synthetic aviation fuel UB

Activity I.4. Preparation and characterization of experimental models for conditioning zeolite structures and deposition on them of catalytic hydro-deoxygenation and isomerization.CHIMIGAZ

Activity 1.5. Preparation and characterization of experimental models of concomitant fluid catalytic deoxygenation of algal oil and furan derivatives to obtain a mixture of alkanes as precursors for synthetic aviation fuel ICECHIM

Activity I.6. Making experimental models of catalytic isomerization of alkanes mixture to manufacture synthetic aviation fuel. CHIMIGAZ

Stage II. Experimentation of technological solutions of synthetic aviation fuel production from microalgae, demonstrating their functionality and the protection of intellectual property rights

Activity II.1. Experimentation of technological solutions and demonstration of their functionality on mixotrophic cultivation of microalgae on nutrient media supplemented with protein hydrolysates  (by-products from processing delipidated algal biomass for obtaining derivatives of furan), as a source of nitrogen, algal biomass harvesting and obtaining algal oil as alternative renewable natural resource, manufacturing synthetic aviation fuel.  ICECHIM

Activity II.2. Experimentation of technological solutions and demonstration of their functionality for processing delipidated algal biomass to obtain furan derivatives as precursors for synthetic aviation fuel ICPAO

Activity II.3. Testing the catalysts and demonstrating their functionality for hydro-deoxygenation of algal oil and furan derivatives mixtures in alkanes, followed by isomerization to obtain synthetic aviation fuel UB

Activity II.4. Experimentation of technological solutions and demonstration of their functionality for conditioning zeolite structures and deposition of hydro-deoxygenation and isomerization catalytists on them. CHIMIGAZ

Activity II.5. Experimentation of technological solutions and demonstration of their functionality in concomitant fluid catalytic deoxygenation of algal oil and furan derivatives to obtain a mixture of alkanes as precursors for synthetic aviation fuel.  ICECHIM

Activity II.6. Experimentation of technological solutions and demonstration of their functionality in the catalytic isomerization of alkanes mixture to produce synthetic aviation fuel. CHIMIGAZ

Activity II.7. Protecting intellectual property rights, nationally and internationally, on media compositions for mixotrophic cultivation of microalgae and catalytic conversion processes for simultaneously conversion of algal oil and furan derivatives mixtures to obtain a mixture of alkanes as precursors for the manufacture of fuel Synthetic Aviation ICECHIM

Activity II.8. Protecting intellectual property rights, nationally and internationally, on the process of obtaining derivatives of furan from delipidiated algal biomass as precursors for synthetic aviation fuel ICPAO

Activity II.9. Protecting intellectual property rights, nationally and internationally, on the catalysts for the conversion of algal oil and furan derivatives in synthetic fuel for aviation UB

Activity II.10. Protecting intellectual property rights, nationally and internationally, on the procedures for deposition of catalysts on zeolite structures and catalytic isomerization of alkanes to manufacture synthetic fuel for aviation. CHIMIGAZ

Stage III. Experimentation and verification of technologies for production of aviation synthetic fuel from microalgae

Activity III.1. Experimentation and verification of mixotrophic cultivation of microalgae on nutrient media supplemented with protein hydrolysates  (by-products from processing delipidated algal biomass for obtaining derivatives of furan), as a source of nitrogen, algal biomass harvesting and obtaining algal oil as alternative renewable natural resource, manufacturing synthetic aviation fuel.  ICECHIM

Activity III.2 experimentation and verification of delipidiate algal biomass processing technologies for getting furan derivatives as precursors for synthetic aviation fuel ICPAO

Activity III.3. Experimentation and verification of scale technologies of catalyst for hydro-deoxygenation of algal oil and furan derivatives mixture in alkanes, followed by isomerization to obtain synthetic aviation fuel UB

Activity III.4. Experimentation and verification of technologies for conditioning zeolite structures and deposition of deoxygenation and isomerization catalysts them. CHIMIGAZ

Activity III.6. Experimentation and verification of technologies for catalytic isomerization of alkanes mixture to manufacture synthetic aviation fuel. ICECHIM

Activity III.5. Experimentation and verification technologies for concomitant fluid catalytic deoxygenation of algal oil and furan derivatives for producing a mixture of alkanes as precursors for synthetic aviation fuel CHIMIGA

Stage IV. Feasibility study and life cycle analysis of technologies for aviation synthetic fuel production from microalgae

Feasibility study for production technologies of synthetic aviation fuel from microalgae CHIMIGAZ

Life Cycle Analysis for the technology of synthetic aviation fuel production from micro-alge ICECHIM


Project leader contact data
Emil Stepan
Tel 0213163086

 

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