Advancing the supply systems in the blue bioeconomy value chains
We offer biomass waste-to-energy valorisation technologies to get alternative fuels (biohydrogen, biogas or biomethane) oriented to replace unsustainable industrial processes. Bioresources to be transformed could be algae biomass, also any kind of organic waste generated in fishing or aquaculture sectors.
- Biogas: New optimisation methods for anaerobic digestion process
- Biohydrogen: H2 generation from biological resources, use as an alternative fuel
- Biomethane: Biogas upgrading systems to obtain biomethane by innovative low-cost methods such as biological methanation.
- Volatile Fatty Acids and other compounds production from Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Residues, interesting for bioplastics
- Computational modelling of the anaerobic digestion process
- Agroforestry biomass: valuation of waste by thermochemical valuation and obtention of improved biofuels
- Application of natural gas, biogas and biomethane as alternative fuel in internal combustion engines
- Application of eco-innovation and circular economy strategies, LCA studies.
EnergyLab is a technology centre specialised in energy efficiency and sustainability. EnergyLab identifies, develops and promotes technologies, processes, products and consumption behaviours able to contribute to the improvement of the energy efficiency and sustainability through its applications in industry, domestic products, mobility and buildings. EnergyLab is member of ATIGA (Galician Technological Alliance), SPIRE, ECTP and recognised by the European Commission as KET Centre in the European KETs map.
The centre’s R&D activity covers four main areas:
• Efficient Buildings: this area integrates the energy efficiency and renewable systems to implement in building. This area works on efficient technologies for heating, cooling and efficient lighting, and makes the studies to implement these systems in the sector.
• Industry: this area implements energy efficiency and advances systems in industrial processes with technologies such as air compressed and adjustable speed drivers and, above all, specific systems for monitoring and data processing in industry process and buildings.
• Bioenergy: this area develops projects related to different kind of renewable and alternative energy such as biogas, biomass, geothermal, wave energy or biohydrogen generation.
• Mobility: this area studies new systems for sustainable mobility (alternative fuels such as biogas, biohydrogen, electricity, etc.) and infrastructure.