PhytoEnergy – Assessment of the ENERGY production potential from PHYTOremediation derived biomass

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 14:00

Universidade Católica

Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327
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The use of renewable energy sources, namely the energy content of biomass, can be an alternative to achieve the SDGs of 2030 Agenda. Not involving agricultural soils for such energy crop cultivation increases the sustainability of soil use in biomass production for energy generation, and cropping biomass for energy in contaminated soils will additionally allow the increase of the available agricultural soil through its consequent gradual decontamination.

This webinar aims at presenting the potential of biomass resulting from phytoremediation of metal contaminated soils for energy generation, by means of a novel integrated strategy comprising the integrated utilization of all the plant parts for the generation of several energy products. The proposed strategy showed that it seems possible to obtain good quality energy products from energetic crops grown in metal contaminated soils vs. agricultural soils (otherwise prone for food production) while delivering other intangible economic benefits such as soil erosion control, providing carbon dioxide sequestration or environmental justice.



14:00 Welcome session
Paula Castro, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - CBQF/ESB, PT
14:10 The PhytoEnergy project – an integrated strategy for soil remediation with added value
Ana Marques, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - CBQF/ESB, PT
14:20 Valorization of waste biomass as feedstock for biofuels
Nídia Caetano, Universidade do Porto - LEPABE/ALiCE/FEUP & ISEP, PT
14:40 Anaerobic Digestion: generating bioenergy from organic waste
Andreia Salvador, Universidade do Minho, CEB, PT
15:00 The potential of the valorization of all plant parts for energy production of
phytoremediation derived sunflower biomass

Ana Marques, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - CBQF/ESB, PT
15:20 Lyfe Cycle Assessment of biodiesel produced from sunflower oil from soil

Cristiana Ribeiro, Universidade do Porto - LEPABE/ALiCE/FEUP & ISEP, PT
15:35 Lyfe Cycle Assessment of biogas produced from sunflower roots from soil

Miguel Oliveira, Universidade do Porto - LEPABE/ALiCE/FEUP, PT
15:50 Biogas production from maize phytoremediation derived biomass
Ana Paulo, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - CBQF/ESB, PT
16:10 Valorisation of maize stover from phytoremediation of heavy metals contaminated soil: optimization of the pre-treatment and enzymatic hydrolysis steps aiming at
bioethanol production

Francisco Almeida, ISEP, PT
16:30 Lyfe Aycle Assessment of bioethanol produced from maize stover from soil

António Martins, Universidade do Porto – LEPABE/ALiCE/FEUP, PT
16:45 Wrap up discussion
17:00 Closing session

* Schedule hours refer to Portugal time zone