27 Jan '15, 3pm

Converting Olive Mash into Bio Cash

Converting Olive Mash into Bio Cash

Fuel cell technology was the main attraction for the first-ever visit by a U.S. president to KTH in 2013, and one of the projects presented to President Barack Obama at the university was a process to convert waste from olive oil production to energy for fuel cells. Olives are loaded into the olive oil processing facility operated by Cooperativa San Isidro de Loja, Granada. Credit: Carina Lagergren The project reached its conclusion toward the end of 2014, and today a small-scale prototype system is fully-operational in an olive oil production facility operated by cooperative of San Isidro de Loja, Granada. The electricity it produces is used to help power the plant. "I remember the President was very curious," recalls Carina Lagergren, the research leader in applied electrochemistry who presented the project concept to Obama. "He asked, 'If my friend — a farmer — wants to...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2015...

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