Objectives




The main objective of LIGNOBIOLIFE is to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of developing a plant capable of generating high value-added bioproducts. Among the advantages of these products stand out its organic origin, the low carbon-footprint and its high demand that makes them very profitable. Our previous studies have contributed to reach the level of knowledge and experience for their industrial development.

  1. Promote a new model of the use of forest waste that will encourage the economic development in rural areas, closing the wastes life cycle by turning them into bio-products.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to generate biochar efficiently on industrial scale from lignocellulosic residues by microwave pyrolysis.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to obtain bio-asphalt with industrial characteristics from thermal pyrolysis by microwave radiation.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to obtain wood vinegar, on an industrial scale, as an herbicide from the pyrolysis of lignocellulosic wastes.
  5. Demonstrate the agronomic characteristics of biochar. It will be tested in cereal and olive fields in collaboration with farmers from Spain and Portugal.
  6. Demonstrate the feasibility of using wood vinegar as a substitute for chemical herbicides. Tests will be carried out in olive and vine plots of farmers in Spain and Portugal, as well as, in urban areas of the two countries.
  7. Demonstrate the environmental, structural and economic viability of the use of bioasphalt.
  8. Develop the environmental, energy, water and carbon footprint of the entire process.
  9. Develop a study for the installation of three bio-refineries, one in Spain and two in Portugal. A market research for each bioproduct will be carried out, as well as a business scheme linked to the industrial exploitation of the products.
  10. Develop diffusion work about bioproducts and their improved behavior regarding the carbon and water footprint.
  11. Disseminate the technological solution to entities and organizations that are able to replicate it.
  12. Plan the replication and transfer to other European regions with similar climate (Mediterranean climate).

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Preparando las pruebas del sustituto del Glifosato en Guadalajara

Presentación de LignoBioLife en el LIFE17 Kick-off meeting en Bruselas

Primera reunión de los socios de LIGNOBIOLIFE