The demonstration phase of BIOSEVILLE project will start in autumn

25 july 2016

The project team is working on the development of an integrated and sustainable system of recovery of frying oils generated in the city of Seville, by producing a new biofuel composed of methyl esters and glycerol esters.

CARTIF has participated in the development of the production process of a bio-additive from crude glycerine. During this period of time, there have been previous tests in the laboratory with the University of Seville. The information obtained has enabled CARTIF to make the design of a prototype of 25 kg of raw/load glycerine plant, which is already being assembled. Once setting up, the plant will produce the bio-additive to be added to the new biofuel project object. This biofuel is obtained from recovered frying oils, especially in the hospitality industry and offers higher quality than current biodiesel.

From September, and thanks to the agreement signed collaboration between the municipal company Urban Transports of Seville (TUSSAM), and the project consortium, a measuring emission of pollutants will be installed in the bus in order to test the new biofuel. In this way, it could be possible to test the significant reduction of polluting gases and particles that offers this biodiesel compared with the current ones.

With the aim of contributing to the dissemination of this initiative, an interesting marketing campaign is being developed in order to inform citizens who use this specific bus about it is working with frying oils recovered.

The BIOSEVILLE project consortium, funded by the EU, is formed by University of Seville, CARTIF Technology Centre, the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research), Campo Sur Investiga and CTAER.

 

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