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

29.11.2022

New publication of VIVALDI research on scientific journal PNAS

We are proud to announce that the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) team of researchers led by Professor Diethard Mattanovich published a research paper on PNAS...
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24.11.2022 About our partners

Milestone reached for the VIVALDI project: sampling activities completed

The European research project VIVALDI embraces circularity by developing solutions to capture and convert the carbon dioxide emissions of bio-based industries into greener chemicals. This summer, r...
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22.11.2022 About the project

VIVALDI launches an animated video with subtitles in 10 languages

The VIVALDI consortium released the 1st official video of the VIVALDI project. In just 2 minutes the animated video explains in a clear and simple way the motivations, the concept, the impa...
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From Twitter

The last (but not least) episode of the #VIVALDItalks is now live!

Our experts @pantonline and @PanizIzadi discuss the benefits of Electrochemical #CO2 reduction compared to other #CCU techniques, research trends in this field, challenges, and more!

📽️ http://bit.ly/3HyR27O

Our @PNASNews paper on chemicals production from CO2 with ebgineered yeast was highlighted in @natrevbioeng today https://www.nature.com/articles/s44222-022-00019-z

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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