Energy production from agricultural residues and plant originated wastes

Thematic objective: B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
Priority: Priority B.4.3 Support cost-effective and innovative energy rehabilitations relevant to building types and climatic zones, with a focus on public buildings
Brief description of the project: The aim of the project is to promote the use of agricultural residues from urban, rural and coastal areas, in order to improve energy saving in public buildings. Residual biomass could consist of municipal wastes (tree trimming), food industry wastes, crops, algae/seaweed, etc. This will be accomplished by taking into consideration the control of pollutants and environmental impacts on the urban atmosphere.
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: 1. Utilization of various forms of agricultural residues. 2. Analysis of the legal framework of using these types of fuels for energy saving in public buildings. 3. Monitoring and feedback.
Expected results: 1. Volume reduction of the waste, 2. Emission control and reduction achievement, 3. Optimization and reduction of energy consumption
Partners already involved: -
Partners searched: Universities and research centres. - Bodies responsible for policies and activities related with energy consumption control. - Regional, Local and other public authorities that are owners or users of infrastructure and buildings for pilot use. - Agencies, SMEs, NGOs, municipalities, ministries in all eligible countries.
Total estimated budget: Not yet decided
First name: Fanourios
Last name: Zannikos
Name of the organisation: National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering
Type of organisation: University/research centre
City: Athens
Country: Greece
Email: fzanntua@mail.ntua.gr
Phone number: +30 2107723189
Skype contact:
Website: http://www.chemeng.ntua.gr/the_fuels_and_lubricants_technology_lab