CONVERGE in the news
Prof. Giampaolo Manzolini – associate professor at Politecnico di Milano and member of GECOS – was interviewed at the radio show SmartCity – Radio 24 to talk about the research project CONVERGE, which was recently awarded a 5-million-euro funding grant under the EU Programme H2020.
The project studies a new process for the conversion of secondary biomass into methanol and then biodiesel, via the integration of five innovative technologies that also include the CO2 capture, thus achieving negative emissions. The project has established clear technical and economic objectives: increase the biomass conversion efficiency by 12% and decrease the costs by over 10%.
Listen to the whole interview (in Italian) at the following link.
The CONVERGE consortium, coordinated by the Politecnico di Milano, is composed of: TNO (Holland), Kemijski Institut (Slovenia), Universitatea Babes Bolyai (Romania), Hyet Hydrogen (Netherlands), Institutt for energiteknikk (Norway), Campa Iberia (Spain), Biorecro (Sweden), Ca.Re. For Engineering (Italy), and Enviral (Slovakia). The project started in November 2018 and will end in 2022.
More about the project at the following link.