Project

Thermochemical conversion of algae biomass for energy production in Cuba.

Code
01W05419
Duration
01 October 2019 → 30 September 2023
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biological energy
Keywords
Thermochemical conversion algae biomass biofuel Cuba
 
Project description

The scope of this PhD is to develop a research about the thermochemical conversion of algae biomass to produce biofuels and energy in Cuba. The thermochemical conversion will be developed using hydrothermal liquefaction and pyrolysis. The algae biomass and bio-oil will be characterized at UGent; the combustion process, engine performance and emissions will be evaluated in Cuba.