Tag: biomass

  • Butanol production from agrofood wastes is possible

    Butanol production from agrofood wastes is possible

    Biobutanol can be obtained by sugar fermentation. One of the main objectives of Waste2Fuels is the development of suitable pretreatments for lignocellulosic biomass, in order to release simple sugars from cellulose and hemicellulose, thus obtaining fermentable streams for biobutanol production. Apple pomace, a waste from juice and cider industries, has been successfully employed for biobutanol […]

  • Highlight of the month

    Highlight of the month

      On January 17th the European Parliament voted on the RED II report and endorsed a set of proposals that establish new goals for renewable energy, energy efficiency and renewable transportation fuels. In a vote on revising the Renewable Energy Directive, MEPs agreed a 12% transport target for renewable energy by 2030. The contribution of […]

  • Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe

    Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe

    Last September, Waste2Fuels had the pleasure to participate in the Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe event. In the context of the discussion on REDII, the conference provided an overview of the pros and cons related to the first and the second generation of bioethanol, focusing on the GHG emission reduction and decarbonisation […]

  • Latest updates on WP2

    Latest updates on WP2

      Activities concerning the WP2 (metabolic engineering for biomass conversion to butanol) have been carried out by WEIZMANN. A library of lignocellulolytic enzymes has been developed and a panel of mixtures tested on the four different types of untreated agro-wastes. High levels of enzymatic degradation were observed on brewer’s spent grain by a mixture of […]