COMPANY TYPES OF BIOFUEL RAW MATERIAL GENERATION ACTIVITY ADDED VALUE PRODUCT
ADM BIOPOLIS Biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas Other 2nd Development of optimised microorganisms for biofuels Process optimisation Biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas
ALGAENERGY Biomass, biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas Crops (alcoholic, algae, aromatic, lignocellulosic, oleaginous) 3rd Laboratory production & genetic engineering Higher yield than 1st generation: No conflict with human food, Use of non agricultural land, Grow on either wastewater, brackish water or seawater, daily harvesting Biomass, biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas
BANCO ESPAÑOL DE ALGAS Biomass, biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas Crops (alcoholic, algae, aromatic, lignocellulosic, oleaginous) 3rd Fast growing strains, isolation of new species, selection of strains New biodiversity & cultivation systems, extremophiles, new techniques, connection with pilot plant units at real conditions, and R&D groups Biomass, biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas
ENTRECHEM Biogas Agricultural wastes
Domestic biomass (from urban waste)
1st Bioaugmentation strategies Identification of key microorganisms in anaerobic digesters to implement bioaugmentation strategies and optimize performance Biogas
Fundación Parque Científico Tecnológico Aula Dei Biodiesel Other: no-food crop 2nd Sustainable feedstock Sustainable feedstock for 2nd generation liquid biofuel Biodiesel
Leitat All Other: All 1st / 2nd LCA Quantification of the environmental improvements and sustainability of different processes of energy production and biofuels All
Leitat Biodiesel Other: oils 1st / 2nd Transesterification process development Recovery of oily waste. More sustainable process Biodiesel
Leitat Biogas Agricultural wastes
Livestock biomass
2nd Pilot plant demonstration Process optimized. Valorisation of a waste with limited valorization options. Pretreatment optimization Biogas
Leitat Cogeneration/Heating Agricultural wastes 2nd Energy studies Study the technical feasibility of the power source Cogeneration/Heating
Leitat Bioethanol Agricultural wastes 2nd Pretreatment of raw material Improvement of the saccharification efficiency by chemical or enzymatic pathways Bioethanol
Leitat Electricity Other: Organic effluents (wastewater) 2nd Microbial Fuel Cell. Semi-pilot scale-up Obtaining energy from organic waste effluent. Process optimisation. Electricity
NEIKER Tecnalia Cogeneration Other: organic waste 2nd Digestate Treatment Technical feasibility study of digestate in agriculture Cogeneration
NEIKER Tecnalia Diesel Crops (alcoholic, algae, aromatic, lignocellulosic, oleaginous) 1st Crop agronomy Improvement of farm profitability Diesel
NEIKER Tecnalia Cogeneration Other: organic waste 2nd Nutrients removal Increased profitability of processes through a combination of different organic sources Cogeneration
NEIKER Tecnalia Diesel Crops (alcoholic, algae, aromatic, lignocellulosic, oleaginous) 1st Exploitation and valorisation of by-products Integrated utilisation of biomass: energy and animal feed Diesel
NEIKER Tecnalia Gas heating Other: biomass 2nd Improvement of biomass production systems Reduced costs of intensive agricultural production systems: energy efficiency of production processes Gas heating
NEIKER Tecnalia Diesel Crops (alcoholic, algae, aromatic, lignocellulosic, oleaginous) 2nd Genetic transformation Process profitability increase: mixed use algae Diesel
NEIKER Tecnalia Diesel Crops (alcoholic, algae, aromatic, lignocellulosic, oleaginous) 2nd Strains selection Improving farm profitability Diesel
NEIKER Tecnalia Diesel Crops (alcoholic, algae, aromatic, lignocellulosic, oleaginous) 2nd Biomass production Significant yield increase in the production of biomass Diesel
NEIKER Tecnalia Biogas Other: organic waste 2nd Biomethanisation process improvement Recycling organic wastes to generate methane processes Biogas
NEIKER Tecnalia Biogas Crops (alcoholic, algae, aromatic, lignocellulosic, oleaginous) 2nd Biomass production Technical feasibility study of the power source Biogas