What is Bio3?

Urban Bioeconomy: From Biowastes to Biofuels and Bio-Based Chemicals

The aim of BIO3 research program is the development of new technologies for the processing of biowastes (organic fraction of the municipal solid waste and lignocellulosic waste) into high value-added bio-based chemicals (e.g. bioplastics and organic fertilizers and bioenergy (bio-methane and bio-hydrogen) through the integration of thermochemical, chemical and biological processes in the framework of the biorefinery concept.

Coordinated by: Rey Juan Carlos University

Circular Economy

The development of an economy based on the optimal use of renewable biological resources and waste and their conversion into bioenergy and bioproducts (bioeconomy) is one of the objectives set by the European Union and at national level.

Social Commitment

We seek to improve the quality of life of the citizens of the Community of Madrid by promoting the Bioeconomy through the development of biorefineries for the production of bioproducts and the co-production of bioenergy. 

New technologies

New technologies for the transformation of bio-waste will be developed.

Generation of wealth

New technologies will lead to an increase in the wealth of citizens.

Generation of employment

This process is expected to generate employment in the Community of Madrid.

Scientific program activities

The BIO3 scientific program proposes an integrated system for the recovery of biowaste (lignocellulosic waste and food debris) as an alternative with greater added value than the production of biogas and compost.

Selective depolymerization of lignocellulosic biomass and use of lignin

Thermochemical transformation

Chemical transformation

Biological transformation

Systems Analysis