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Production of microalgae-based tires: techno-economic-environmental assessment of conversion of the microalga Botryococcus braunii into 1,3-butadiene

Grant number: 19/23416-4
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2020 - March 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Process Industries
Convênio/Acordo: Universidad de Antioquia (UdeA)
Mobility Program: SPRINT - Projetos de pesquisa - Mobilidade
Principal Investigator:Adriano Pinto Mariano
Grantee:Adriano Pinto Mariano
Principal researcher abroad: Juan Fernando Perez Bayer
Institution abroad: Universidad de Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia
Principal researcher abroad: Lucia Atehortúa
Institution abroad: Universidad de Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Química (FEQ). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers:Pablo Andrés Silva Ortiz
Associated research grant:18/23983-3 - Routes for production of sugarcane-based tires: efficient conversion of sugars to 1,3-butadiene precursors and techno-economic-environmental assessment, AP.BIOEN.R


In this project, exchange visits will take place to consolidate and enhance the institutional collaboration between UNICAMP and University of Antioquia (UDEA) in order to further develop ongoing research. At FEQ/UNICAMP research has been investigating the potential of producing 1,3-butadiene (feedstock for rubber tires) from chemicals derived from sugarcane (Regular Research Award - BIOEN - 18/23983-3). At UDEA, two research groups have been investigating the production of microalga Botryococcus braunii and its thermochemical conversion into synthesis gas. Because synthesis gas can be converted into 1,3-butadiene using commercially available catalysts and equipment, it is our interest to investigate whether the gasification of microalga Botryococcus braunii and the conversion of the resulting synthesis gas into 1,3-butadiene is technically, economically, and environmentally feasible. (AU)

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