The Phy2Climate project is divided in two main building blocks for technological development, namely the phytoremediation pilots and the drop-in biofuel production. The technical blocks are supported by the three pillars of sustainability, legal aspects and business development. The structure is framed by the technical, administrative and risk management as well as the communication and dissemination programme. The exploitation strategy focuses on the capitalization of the project results for the demonstration and commercial rollout of the technology package.
The scientific and technical work is organized in six packages, supplemented by project management and coordination, led by ITS.
Compliance with the ethics requirements is ensured.
Design and implementation of phytoremediation pilots
All activities related to phytoremediation in the project in all pilot sites: experimental planning, site preparation, implementation of the phytoremediation studies, monitoring, energy crop harvesting and pre-treatment and finally decommissioning of the pilot site.
Lead participant: LEITAT
Energy crop conversion to drop-in biofuel and bio-coke
A biorefinery at pilot scale will be designed, constructed, commissioned and operated at relevant environment (TRL 5). The feedstock for the pilot biorefinery will be the energy crops delivered from all 5 phytoremediation pilots. Downstream processing will ensure the production of clean drop-in biofuels and bio-coke.
Lead participant: Fraunhofer Umsicht
Environmental and social sustainability
Environmental performance, socio-economic impact as well as health and security issues associated with phytoremediation combined with advanced biofuel production process, aiming at evaluating the sustainability potential of the Phy2Climate approach and at finding sustainable lifecycle business models.
Lead participant: Silesian University of Technology
Exploitation and Business Potential
Development of a business roadmap for up-scale and further development of the Phy2Climate technology.
Lead participant: ITS
Regulatory & legal issues
Development of top legal expertise to allow for a smooth realization of the overall project and for the realization of projects related to phytoremediation and recovery of output materials, within as well as outside the EU.
Lead participant: Hasselt University
Communication and Dissemination
Structure and plan of communication, dissemination and outreach activities supporting the successful implementation of the project and maximizing its impacts.
Lead participant: ETA Florence