VIVALDI turns co2 emissions into sustainable bioproducts

VIVALDI project will develop an innovative, sustainable and cost-efficient biotechnological solution to convert off-gas emissions from bio-based Industries into CO2-based chemicals. In this way, the industry’s greenhouse gases emissions will not only be reduced, but will be used as a novel feedstock, lowering the dependency on fossil fuels import and the exploitation of key resources such as energy, raw material, freshwater and land.

Project Concept

VIVALDI project will develop an integrated solution to convert the CO2 emissions of bio-industries into 4 added-value organic acids: lactic acid (LA), succinic acid (SA), itaconic acid (IA) and 3-hydroxypropionic.

These acids can re-enter in the production process of biorefineries to enhance their sustainability, or become building blocks for novel biomaterials.

Latest News

22.02.2024 About the project

VIVALDI co-organises the policy workshop “Addressing Challenges and Unlocking Carbon Capture Utilization”

The VIVALDI, CO2SMOS and CATCO2NVERS projects co-organised the workshop "Addressing Challenges and Unlocking Carbon Capture Utilization: Circular Carbon Advancement through Policy Reform", which was h...
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13.12.2023 About the project

VIVALDI research is on the cover of ChemElectroChem journal

Congratulations to Aykut Kaş, Paniz Izadi and Falk Harnisch, research team at our consortium partner Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), for their research paper titled "High Salt Ele...
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07.12.2023 About the project

Sustainable Energy & Fuels journal publishes VIVALDI review on integrative electrochemical and biological catalysis

The new study "Integrative electrochemical and biological catalysis for the mild and efficient utilization of renewable electricity and carbon resources" has been freshly published in the scientific j...
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From Twitter

📄 Featuring the work done in the VIVALDI project, our colleagues at @ElectricUfz have recently published a new study!
Discover the limits of #electrochemical #co2 reduction at biocompatible conditions and potential ways to overcome them ➡️ http://bit.ly/44cbdTd

@PanizIzadi @ElectricUfz giving an overview keynote talk on electrobiorefineries at #meepsymposium

Project Impact

Contributing to the transition to a low carbon economy and reach European climate targets

Negative to neutral CO2 emissions in the production of organic acids
-20% cost & energy demand for the production of organic acids compared to fossil-based industries

-25% cost for ammonia recovery from industrial wastewater

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Such organic acids are lactic acid (LA), succinic acid (SA), itaconic acid (IA) and 3-hydroxypropionic. Organic acids are important for the chemical industry as they are the building blocks for the production of chemicals including biobased products.

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Such organic acids are lactic acid (LA), succinic acid (SA), itaconic acid (IA) and 3-hydroxypropionic. Organic acids are important for the chemical industry as they are the building blocks for the production of chemicals including biobased products.

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Cost reduction of the recovery of ammonia (50 g N/m2/d) with a novel bioelectrochemical methodology.

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