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

01.06.2022 About the project

Workshop on “Funding Opportunities for the Development of CCU”

On the 18th of May, our scientific project manager Mira Sulonen (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) presented the VIVALDI project during our first thematic workshop “Funding Opportunities for the De...
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12.05.2022 About the project

New study published: “Carbonic anhydrase to boost CO2 sequestration: Improving carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS)”

VIVALDI’s partners at the Luleå University of Technology published on Chemosphere (Elsevier) the study “Carbonic anhydrase to boost CO2 sequestration: Improving carbon capture utilization and s...
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27.04.2022 About the project

Detektor.fm podcast dedicates an episode to CO2 utilisation and VIVALDI project

Detektor.fm, in collaboration with our partner Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), dedicated an episode of the Research Quartet podcast to the VIVALDI project! In a discussion with...
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13.04.2022 About our partners

Blanca Antizar (ISLE Utilities) nominated “Woman of the Year” in the 8th edition of the iAgua awards

Congratulations are in order to our colleague Blanca Antizar (ISLE Utilities) has been awarded “Woman of the Year” in the 8th edition of the iAgua awards! Blanca Antízar is a hydraulic engineer...
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28.03.2022 About the project

VIVALDI project featured on national TV channels

The Austrian TV Channel ServusTV has recently featured our colleague Diethard Mattanovich, professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). During the programme P.M. Wissen, he discussed with astrophysicist Gernot Grömer the...
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07.12.2021 About the project

New article from the Austrian Press Agency features VIVALDI project

In a new article series about CO2 capture and utilisation, APA Science looks at projects from Austrian laboratories in which microorganisms such as bacteria and yeasts have a central role. VIVALDI is among the projects identified as it uses the specifically engineered yeast strain...
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24.06.2021 About the project

A change of tune for the chemical industry: VIVALDI turns CO2 emissions into sustainable bio-products

The European Union has awarded 7M€ to the VIVALDI project to transform the bio-based industry into a new, more environmentally friendly and competitive sector To reach climate targets, industri...
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From Twitter

Great experience, @AlbertGuisasola! Thanks for the invitation! Excellent progress of the @Vivaldi_project. I hope you pay me back a visit at @KhalifaUni and the @RICH_Center. https://twitter.com/AlbertGuisasola/status/1546584208109408257

So happy to receive at @deqba @genocov the visit of one of my mentors and member of the advisory board of @Vivaldi_project. Fruitful conversations about the future is biofuels with @LourdesVegaFer

Project Impact

Contribute 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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