The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
THÉTA Programme for applied research, experimental development, and innovations
09/2018 - 08/2023
Investigator/s at UCT Prague:
- Dr. Dana Pokorná
- prof. Jana Zábranská
- MSc. Zdeněk Varga
The goal of the project is finding of technological parameters and the bioreactor configuration for biological conversion of carbon dioxide to biomethane, which is transportable by the natural gas grid. The project comprises a determination of cultivation conditions of hydrogenotrophic methanogens, an introduction of hydrogen to the system, finding of bioconversion limits during hydrogen dosing to the external bioreactor or directly to the anaerobic fermenter. Further different possibilities of an application in the technology of biogas production will be evaluated. This approach enables to exploit existing technological and energetical infrastructures of biogas plants and wastewater treatment plants and the implementation could be very fast.