Project Details


The conversion of industrial CO2 emissions is gaining significant interest as a strategy to alleviate the effects of climate change. Bio-based industries are primary candidates to turn emissions into feedstock. The EU-funded VIVALDI project proposes an integrated solution for the conversion of biogenic CO2 into added-value organic acids (succinic, itaconic, 3-hydroxypropionic and lactic) powered by ground-breaking advances in CO2 electrochemical conversion and bioprocess engineering. The solution will involve CO2 enrichment from industrial sources and its electrochemical reduction to formic acid (FA) and methanol (MeOH), as well as bioelectrochemical nutrient recovery from industrial wastewaters. Furthermore, organic acids will be bio-produced via a microbial platform based on engineered yeast strains, using MeOH/FA/CO2 and nutrients, followed by the industrial validation of the products.
Effective start/end date1/06/2131/05/25

Collaborative partners

  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
  • VITO - Flemish Institute for Technological Research (Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek)
  • CO2 Value Europe Aisbl
  • Isle Utilities BV
  • Universität Für Bodenkultur Wien-University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences
  • Lulea tekniska Universitet
  • Avantium Chemicals Bv
  • Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Associació
  • SunPine AB
  • Bioagra SA
  • Processium
  • Nutrition Sciences N.V
  • Fundació Universitària Balmes. Universitat de Vic
  • AVANTIUM Support BV
  • Damm, S.A.
  • Novamont SPA
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) (lead)


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