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.
Industrial fermentation plants for the production of bio-based products, renewable chemicals, food and beverage, bioethanol and biorefinery plants
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
CO2SMOS solutions include gas/liquid fermentation–biorefinery processes, intensified electrocatalytic processes and biobased/organic catalysed processes
HIGH ADDED-VALUE CHEMICALS
7 added-value chemicals and polymers: polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA, PHB), 2,3-butanediol, long chain dicarboxylic acids C16-C18, BTEX, cyclic carbonates and hydroxycarboxylic acids
Various application fields from packaging to coatings, textiles and materials for biomedical applications and high-performance biopolymer applications
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.
Changes with results
Not only numbers but benefits for the environment, economy and society
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)
Net GHG emissions reduction in overall CO2SMOS processes compared to conventional routes linked to fossil-derived fuels
Aimed costs reduction related to the energy consumption, compared to current production processes
Related to the targeted CO2 conversion processes when compared to conventional processes
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