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Código do projeto | POCI-01-0247-FEDER-039838




Project | AmbWTE.: Biomass & Waste to Energy System

Co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), under the COMPETE 2020 Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization of Portugal 2020 and the Lisbon Regional Operational Program - Lisbon 2020.

Main goals | Reinforce research, technological development and innovation

Location | North, Center, Lisbon and Alentejo

Consortium | AMBITERMO – Engenharia e Equipamentos Térmicos, S.A. (lead partner); CVR – Centro para a Valorização de Resíduos; Universidade do Minho; Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Braval – Valorização e Tratamento de Resíduos Sólidos, S.A.; Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre

Approval date | 2020-01-23

Start date | 2020-03-30

End date | 2023-06-30

Total eligible cost | 1.522.651,58 €

EU financial support | 904.747,98 € (FEDER)



Description, goals and results

The AmbWTE project aims to develop a combined cycle gasification system that can be fed with heterogeneous residual materials (such as the lignocellulosic and polymeric fractions of RDFs and mud) and that includes: a pre-treatment unit for the raw material, a gasifier, a boiler and a gas and effluent treatment unit. This system is suitable for processing small to medium waste streams and is based on the reuse of syngas resulting from the gasification of these residues for the production of electrical energy and thermal energy, reducing the environmental impact of this process and contributing to the efficiency and autonomy of energy of waste management. The process will also allow obtaining RDF hydrocarbons that can feed the gasifier or the boiler, be used as an adsorbent in the effluent treatment unit or be marketed for different applications.

Result indicator: % of success in terms of the technical-scientific results foreseen in the project: Medium-High (60% to 80%).


Secretary of State for the Environment Visits CVR
Secretary of State for the Environment, Hugo Pires, visited the CVR - Center for Waste Valorisation to learn about the Center's work in the areas of sustainability and circular economy and to closely observe the role of the entity for academia and the business sector.
Ecotoxicity Analysis: What is it and What are the Advantages?
Ecotoxicological studies provide information on the overall toxicity of a sample and are used to assist in determining the hazardous characteristics of waste.