Utilization of CO2 through novel systems for production of CH4 and etanol
|Topic:||Sustainable Energy, Circular and Low-Carbon Industry|
|Scope of the project - Country:||,|
|Aim of the project:||bring innovation on biological electrosynthesis biocatalysts through the manufacture of novel cathodes and a 3D biological electrosynthesis baffle reactor that can transform CO2 to CH4 and/or CO2 to ethanol.|
About the project
The BioElectroCathode project aims to innovate the biocatalysis of bioelectrosynthesis processes by:
- fabricating new cathodes,
- using 3D printing technology to create a MEBR reactor (3D-Microbial Electrosynthesis Baffle Reactor) capable of converting CO2 into methane (CH4) or ethanol.
In the 3D printed bioreactor, optimal conditions are created for the growth of bacteria, which, stimulated by a small electrical charge flowing through the cathode, convert CO2 into methane or into ethanol.
The 3D print was prepared to provide the best possible fluid flow for the bioelectrosynthesis process with simultaneous separation of the resulting gases. The energy carrier produced in this way can be stored, distributed and used, for example, as fuel in gaseous fuel vehicles or in industrial production processes.