Co2smos project

Developing a set of novel and cost-competitive technologies, CO2SMOS project will help bio-based industries to convert their biogenic CO2 emissions into added-value chemicals with direct use for the production of sustainable bioproducts by means of an integrated hybrid solution that combines innovative biotechnological and intensified electrochemical/catalytics conversion processes along with renewable sources, such as green H2 and biomass.

This circular zero-waste approach based on biogenic CO2 capture and utilization, will favour the long-term sustainability of bio-based industries, contributing to achieve negative GHG emissions in the industrial plants, while boosting their competitiveness by diversifying the chemical production process and opening new business models.

BIO-BASED INDUSTRIES

1.

Industrial fermentation plants for the production of bio-based products, renewable chemicals, food and beverage, bioethanol and biorefinery plants

BIOGENIC CO2

2.

CO2 emission generated from different industrial sources such as fermentation processes in bio-based industries and biofuel sector, in-site anaerobic treatment plants (waste valorization, biogas plants), and other fermentation processes and solid biomass combustion

CO2 conversion tecnhologies

3.

CO2SMOS solutions include gas/liquid fermentation–biorefinery processes, intensified electrocatalytic processes and biobased/organic catalysed processes

HIGH ADDED-VALUE CHEMICALS

4.

7 added-value chemicals and polymers: polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA, PHB), 2,3-butanediol, long chain dicarboxylic acids C16-C18, BTEX, cyclic carbonates and hydroxycarboxylic acids

BIO-BASED PRODUCTS

5.

Various application fields from packaging to coatings, textiles and materials for biomedical applications and high-performance biopolymer applications

Our goal:

Transform CO2 emissions
into an opportunity

In alignment with the commitments and objectives set by the EU, the use of biogenic CO2 as feedstock to produce renewable bio-based chemicals contributes to develop a sustainable, circular bio-economy.

our goal

Changes with results

Not only numbers but benefits for the environment, economy and society

7
new CO2-based products

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (mcl-PHA and PHB), 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BDO), long chain dicarboxylic acids C16-C18 (LcDCAs), BTEX and para-xylene (PX), cyclic carbonates and hydroxycarboxylic acids (HCAs)

-60
of CO2 emissions (ca)

Net GHG emissions reduction in overall CO2SMOS processes compared to conventional routes linked to fossil-derived fuels

-40
of production costs

Aimed costs reduction related to the energy consumption, compared to current production processes

5
CO2-to-chemicals conversion technologies

Related to the targeted CO2 conversion processes when compared to conventional processes

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