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EU project to generate biofuel from micro algae in wastewater enters new phase

The European Union Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action, Miguel Arias Cañete has inaugurated a new phase in the All-Gas project in the El Torno treatment plant in Chiclana, Cadiz.

Since 2010, the facility has been the site of the world’s largest project to obtain biofuel from the cultivation of micro algae in waste water through a European consortium led by Aqualia.

The All-Gas project, supported by the European Union, has started its demonstration phase, successfully exceeding all the objectives and stages set from the start, producing quality biogas that is being tested in various vehicles to check their functioning.

The results of all the project’s phases have shown that All-gas is a clear example of circular economy since a waste (the dirty water) is converted sustainably into raw materials with added value.

The All-Gas project is co-financed by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme, the “ENERGY.2010.3.4-1: biofuels from algae” project, and was set up to demonstrate the large-scale production of biofuels based on the cultivation of low-cost micro algae.

For Aqualia, the company leading the European consortium undertaking the innovative project, it has also meant the driving of leading-edge technology and the accumulation of valuable know-how.

 

 

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