Project Code | POCI-01-0247-FEDER-070233



Project | Plasma2Gas: New Energy Level - Gasification System

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

Main goal | Reinforce research, technological development and innovation

Location | North and Alentejo

Consortium | NEL – New Energy Level, Lda. (main partner); AMBITREVO - Soluções Agrícolas e Ambientais, Lda.; CVR – Centro para a Valorização de Resíduos; Universidade do Minho.

Approval date | 09-12-2020

Start date | 01-12-2020

End date | 30-06-2023

Total eligible cost | 1.017.491,86 €

EU financial support | 760.933,14 € (FEDER)



Description and goals

Plasma2Gas project aims at developing a gasification system for plasma purification sludge through microwave induction.

The Plasma2Gas system or solution will include a waste feeding unit, a microwave-induced plasma gasification unit, a syngas heat treatment unit, a syngas cleaning unit, a storage unit and consumption of syngas and a control and automation unit for the entire system.

It is intended to use as raw materials for feeding, sewage sludge with distinct physic-chemical origins and characteristics, such as sludge from domestic waste water treatment plants (WWTP), sludge from the paper industry treatment, or sludge from other industrial units.

The Plasma2Gas solution is based on the reuse of the syngas resulting from the gasification of these wastes to produce electric energy, reducing the environmental impact of this process and contributing to the efficiency and energy autonomy of the waste managers. In turn, the excess syngas can be used to generate energy or burned in a controlled method.

All results will be used to develop a database on which the initial theoretical model will be validated and tested, on which the equipment control software will be based, allowing this technology to be adapted to the reality of each client. The process will also allow the obtaining of a solid by-product that can be incorporated into civil construction materials.


Italian school students intern at CVR
Four students from the Italian school IIS "A. Olivetti" interned at CVR. The objective of this exchange is to internationalize their skills, strengthen their language abilities, broaden horizons and anticipate their entry into the job market. CVR welcomed the students as part of the Financiamento Base Mission2GG - Grow Green project.
Green Financial Instruments for a More Sustainable Future
The commitment to the future and the need to promote a more sustainable planet reinforce the necessity of creating mechanisms to finance the transition to a low-carbon economy. Frameworks are fundamental documents in the process of issuing green bonds. CVR helps to construct this document aligned with the Principles published by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA).