Transforming CO² from biomaterials into energy: this is the challenge that Syctom of Paris launched in 2015.

The Metropolitan Household Waste Agency entrusted setec with the coordination of this unprecedented research and development program.

Over a period of 4 years, the project aims to capture CO² incineration thanks to the use of algae which is then destined to the manufacturing of biomaterials and biofuels. Led by setec, the project involves an international group of prestigious research institutions: Ecole Polytechnique of Montréal, Paris Tech MINES, the Stockholm Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), University of Almeria and Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut (SP).

In the technical and economic study phase, the project has already called upon the innovation capacity of setec where they put into place a way to capture the CO² and then using the algae in a dynamic reactor with a high capacity absorption level.

If successful, this innovative and hopeful project is destined to make its mark on other facilities especially internationally.

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